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April 25, 1942

The March of Medicine

JAMA. 1942;118(17):1523. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830170101031

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This collection of essays represents the sixth set of a series of lectures to the public at the New York Academy of Medicine. It is the third volume to bear this title, the other two having been published in 1939 and 1940. Since the purpose of the lectures is to show historically how medicine has developed and to present its social and cultural significance, each lecture should interest the physician and the layman and should be written in terminology requiring no special knowledge of medicine or the allied sciences. As in the past, the writers on the whole have pursued this goal with some success. After a terse foreword by Dr. Malcolm Goodridge, and a philosophic introduction by Dr. Haven Emerson, the collection presents articles entitled on humanism and science, by Dr. Alan Gregg, Paracelsus in the light of four hundred years, by Dr. Henry E. Sigerist, psychiatry and the

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