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November 10, 1962

LIFE OF A PHYSICIAN, FAITHFULLY RECORDED

JAMA. 1962;182(6):675-676. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050450075017
Abstract

Should a physician be forgotten when he has given his all for the care of patients and of his vast experience in the development of modern medicine? Should his life pass unheralded—lost to history because he was not prominent beyond the borders of his community? He is remembered by his family, friends, and devoted patients. But the accounts of his death fail to record the deeds in their true light and importance:

"Here lies one who meant well, tried a little, failed much:—Surely that may be his epitaph, of which he need not be ashamed."

( Robert Louis Stevenson )

The American Medical Association is the recognized source of information about physicians in the United States. The AMA Directory, the principal avenue of communication, now in its 21st edition, gives the full name of each member of the Association, the date of birth, year of graduation from medical school, type of practice,

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