April 25, 1931

Einführung in die Medizin.

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Von Dr. Med. Henry E. Sigerist, Professor an der Universität Leipzig. Paper. Price, 12.50 marks. Pp. 405. Leipzig Georg Thieme, 1931.

JAMA. 1931;96(17):1428. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720430078030

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This book is planned particularly for young men in their early years of medical education and also for those who are just entering into medical practice. It provides an historical background to the study of anatomy and physiology; it emphasizes the importance of the mind in relationship to disease; it then carries the young man from the consideration of the normal to the philosophy of the care of the sick; it presents briefly a study of symptoms of the disease as a whole and it associates this intimately with the great investigators who have contributed to our knowledge. The volume is essentially a call to the highest ideals in the practice of medicine. It shows the physician his relationship to his profession, to the public and to the state. Such a book serves to orient young men in a profession whose pursuit raises many questions in the mind. The book

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