May 1959

Anatomist at Large.

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By George W. Corner, M.D. Price, $4. Pp. 215, with no illustrations. Basic Books, Inc., 59 4th Ave., New York 3, 1958.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1959;103(5):843. doi:10.1001/archinte.1959.00270050165030

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George Corner's charming tale of his productive, friendly, and busy life, to which are added several delightful essays and speeches, makes up to a book full of stimulating reading for the physician. Renowned as investigator and teacher, he infuses more warmth into the printed page than most persons who have taken the opposite path from the laboratory to clinical medicine. One feels with him the thrill of discovery, the glowing satisfactions of a life of scholarship in teaching and investigation, and the personal love and loyalty he created for himself by his own warmth and charm. Those who wish to learn something of the personal anguish and medical problems of bladder stone almost two hundred years ago will find the tale of how "Benjamin Franklin Consults the Doctor" delightful.

A few minor carps, such as the use of "regime" for "regimen," the description of Heberden's nodes as a characteristic of

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