JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Assistant Editor.
Harry I. Wiel, M.D., San Francisco.
Medical science has shown an astounding progress in our generation, not only in knowledge but also in wisdom, and with this has come a refreshing education of the public in matters regarding disease and its treatment. This education, rather than interfering with the efficiency of the medical man [sic] by the obtrusiveness of the public with whom a little learning might have been a dangerous thing, has brought about a most invigorating cooperation and has increased the trust and confidence of the doctor's position.
MEANINGLESS DIAGNOSES.. JAMA. 2008;299(21):2573. doi:10.1001/jama.299.21.2573