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April 18, 1942

Maude Abbott: A Memoir

JAMA. 1942;118(16):1420. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830160080034

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The author of this memoir, who is the assistant editor of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, is to be commended on the simple manner in which he has presented the highlights of Dr. Maude Abbott's career. Dr. Abbott, who was one of the first woman doctors of Canada, gained a reputation which was justly earned. Naturally the book will hold extra pleasure for Canadian readers, but it will also hold much interest for any who pass along its pages. Not only does it depict the possibilities that lie in store for those who have the courage, loyalty, tolerance and vitality possessed by Dr. Abbott but it offers intimate glimpses into the habits of some of her colleagues. Some of these colleagues are internationally known. That the book offers amusing moments is to say the least. For example, Dr. Abbott was closely associated with the Osler Memorial Volume, which appeared in

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