February 1957

The Collected Papers of Wilfred Trotter, F.R.S.

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Price, $3.50. Pp. 194. Oxford University Press, Amen House, Warwick Sq., London, E. C. 4; 114 Fifth Ave., New York 11, 1941.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1957;99(2):313-316. doi:10.1001/archinte.1957.00260020149024

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Two of Trotter's pupils, Sir Francis Walshe and Mr. Julian Taylor, and Trotter's son, Dr. W. R. Trotter, provided material about his personal and professional life. Taylor's Presidential Address given at the Meeting of the Surgical Section of the Royal Society of Medicine on Nov. 3, 1948 (Univ. Coll. Hosp. Mag. 34:105-116, 1949) may be consulted for further details.

On our side of the Atlantic we are not as familiar as we ought to be with the medical philosophy of that great Englishman, Wilfred Trotter (1872-1939). This is a reason to examine here a book of his essays which appeared so long ago as 1941. "The Collected Papers of Wilfred Trotter" are made up of nine addresses, a paper, and two letters to The Times, forwarded by his son, Dr. W. R. Trotter. The papers are delightful reading, and they form a continuing source of inspiration for those who have

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