September 27, 1941

The Political Life of the American Medical Association

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By Oliver Garceau. Harvard Political Studies. Cloth. Price, $2.50. Pp. 186. Cambridge: Harvard University Press; London, Oxford University Press, 1941.

JAMA. 1941;117(13):1137. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820390079030

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Mr. Garceau is apparently a naive young man in the Department of Government of Harvard University. The volume here reviewed was published with the aid of the Louis Adams Frothingham Fund as one of a series of Harvard Political Studies. A list of acknowledgments indicates that the author was advised by Dr. Hugh Cabot and by his late uncle Dr. John Lovett Morse, neither of whom, on the basis of their intimate experience, could speak with any authority on the internal affairs of the organization concerned. Mr. Garceau seems to have been somewhat helped by correspondence with a few secretaries of state and county societies and with the Secretary of the American Medical Association. There is not the slightest evidence that he made any attempt at any time actually to visit a session of the House of Delegates or the headquarters of the American Medical Association or to confer personally

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