October 21, 1933

Hints to the Young Practitioner.

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By G. Francis Smith, M.R.C.S., L.R. C.P., Consulting Surgeon, Peace Memorial Hospital, Watford. Cloth. Price, $1.50. Pp. 150. New York & London: Oxford University Press, 1932.

JAMA. 1933;101(17):1340. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740420060035

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This book, written for the young practitioner by a British colleague of considerable experience, is planned to make easier the way of the young man, exactly as the preceptor of the past did for the young apprentice. He therefore advises the young man in the selection of a practice, the features of general practice, the problems that arise in relationship to difficult cases, venereal diseases, conjugal relations, and the care of children. He discusses medical societies and hospitals, financial matters, vacations, and particularly the relationship of the physician to panel practice as it has developed in England. To an intelligent reader it seems that much of what the author writes ought to be guessed at by any other intelligent man, but in his presentation this author is exceedingly interesting, particularly because he recites cases from his own practice to illustrate his points. In his conclusions he suggests that too much

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