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The day of guess-work in the practice of medicine is past. To practice this profession intelligently to-day, one must find a basis for what one does in the fundamental sciences which underlie the art. While the importance of physiology has long been recognized, its great value has never been so thoroughly appreciated as it is to-day, perhaps for the reason that during the past few years so many new facts of such great practical importance have been brought to light.
The newer physiology of the internal secretions, of the gastro-intestinal tract, of the vascular system and of the urinary organs, has added so much to our knowledge of the workings of the body in health and disease that the conditions which formerly were not even understood can now not only be satisfactorily explained but also can be treated with every assurance of success.
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The New Physiology in Surgical and General Practice.. JAMA. 1912;LIX(4):296–297. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270070295034