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November 8, 1930

The Right Honourable Sir Thomas Clifford Allbutt, K.C.B., M.A., M.D., F.R.C.P., F.R.S., Hon. M.D., D.Sc., D.C.L., LL.D., Regius Professor of Physic in the University of Cambridge. A Memoir.

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By Sir Humphry Davy Rolleston, G.C.V.O., K.C.B., M.A., Regius Professor of Physic in the University of Cambridge. Cloth. Price, $6. Pp. 314, with 3 illustrations. New York: Macmillan Company, 1929.

JAMA. 1930;95(19):1450-1451. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720190062046

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The name of Allbutt is familiar to most of the medical profession of the world primarily because he practiced as a physician for more than half a century. He attained one of the leading positions in medical practice available in the world. He contributed notably to progress in medical science and he was equally known for his contributions to medical history and to medical literature. The consideration of his life by Sir Humphry Davy Rolleston is written con amore. Unfortunately the author has adopted a chronological approach to the subject rather than the form of consideration which deals with the various aspects of Sir Thomas Allbutt's work that have been mentioned. Thus, the biography is factual rather than critical. Among the particularly interesting accomplishments of the subject of this biography are the introduction of the clinical thermometer, the preparation of a system of medicine which achieved world recognition, the delivery

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