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The reviewing of this book was undertaken as a chore, with the expectation that it would be found to contain the usual lot of banal advice and preaching. It turned out to be quite the opposite. It is a well written, instructive book, full of practical detailed information about what the young physician needs, and intelligent practical advice for him. The author states that the book was written for the man who starts with a stout heart and a lean purse. That is a good object, but any one beginning practice, regardless of the conditions under which he expects to practice, could read the book with profit. It is concerned with practice in England and therefore many of the details do not apply to us, but the general problems considered are the same and it would be exceedingly suggestive for beginners in practice in the United States. The book is
How to Start in General Practice: Being Practical Advice for the Newly Qualified.. JAMA. 1928;91(10):748. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700100060035