July 1945

The Doctor's Job.

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By Carl Binger, M.D. Price, $3. Pp. 243. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1945.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1945;76(1):62. doi:10.1001/archinte.1945.00210310070014

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Perhaps the keynote of Dr. Binger's book is to be found in the introduction when he says, "I am setting down these thoughts now because I feel the need of doing so." In other words, this is a simple, straightforward interpretation of medicine and its problems as one man sees them. Dr. Binger writes "on his own." He represents no foundation, forum, group or panel. He speaks for no organized interests of any sort. There are no political angles to his book. None the less, all the problems of medicine, so much under debate at the present time, are discussed in a sympathetic, well reasoned manner. Dr. Binger talks about general practice and specialization and conceives that some one must again take up the burden once borne by the family doctor. This man will not do everything himself but will "route" the patient to the proper specialists and finally will

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