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December 9, 1950

One Hundred Years of Indiana Medicine, 1849-1949

JAMA. 1950;144(15):1321. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920150095046

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This book is a review of 100 years of medical history in Indiana. Dr. C. N. Combs has accumulated material relating to the Indiana State Medical Association over a period of many, many years, and it must have been no small chore to sift it and finally arrive at a choice for inclusion in the book. The book is, of course, concerned with only one of the 48 states, but it should be of interest to doctors elsewhere, because pioneer times in Indiana typified much of that era in the entire Northwest Territory. From this point of view, the editors and other contributors have done exceedingly well with special phases of Indiana medicine and have produced a literary diorama of medical effort and progress in which they and other American physicians may take pride.

Some of the saltier portions in the section by Dr. Combs on the history of the

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