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JAMA 100 Years Ago
January 3, 2007


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JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Assistant Editor.

JAMA. 2007;297(1):109. doi:10.1001/jama.297.1.109

There is no royal road to professional success in medicine. Building a practice is proverbially slow work, but the man who, choosing his location with greater or less wisdom, burns his bridges behind him and doggedly waits, is he to whom success eventually comes.

One is struck, therefore, with the number of physicians who, having passed the “starvation period” of practice and commanding a certain degree at least of recognition, are unwilling to remain where they are, but seek what they believe to be fields with larger opportunities.

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