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March 12, 1955

Prerequisites of Good Teaching & Other Essays

JAMA. 1955;157(11):975. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950280099044

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This small book contains a number of short, engaging essays on a variety of themes that have interested the medical world for many years. The author, who has taught more than 2,500 medical students at one institution during an active teaching career extending over 35 years, has the fortunate faculty of coming to a point quickly and wisely, without losing the reader in a labyrinth of circumlocutions. What he has to say about the prerequisites of good teaching, the pros and cons of private practice versus full-time, the question of fees, and the case that has not been recognized and is diagnosed too late is worth any physician's reading time. This book is recommended.

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