June 1947

Research in Medicine, and Other Addresses.

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By Sir Thomas Lewis. Second edition. Price, 5s. Pp.112. London: H. K. Lewis & Co., Ltd., 1945.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1947;79(6):686. doi:10.1001/archinte.1947.00220120116013

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This is a second edition of a series of articles and lectures previously reviewed, the contents of which are or should be familiar to every student and teacher of medicine. To the series have been added three new addresses under the title "Reflections upon Reforms in Medical Education." A note from the publishers states that the proofs were passed for publication shortly before Sir Thomas Lewis' untimely death and that publication was delayed due to printing difficulties. The publishers hope, as all do, that "they will further the cause to which Sir Thomas Lewis devoted so much attention."

The essays for the most part revolve about the theme which Sir Thomas Lewis continued to stress throughout his life—that the problems daily encountered in medical practice are capable of solution by physiologic methods applied to clinical work and that, "to cure or alleviate human disease, research must begin and end by

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