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December 1962

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Arch Intern Med. 1962;110(6):905-911. doi:10.1001/archinte.1962.03620240087014
Abstract

I. A MIRROR UP TO MEDICINE: BOOK REVIEW

WILLIAM B. BEAN, M.D., IOWA CITY

Anthologies for and about doctors have ranged from Coope's The Quiet Art to Hutchinson and Wauchope's bile-tinged if not bilious For and Against Doctors. They include Wood and Garrison's collection of poems, A Physician's Anthology which, despite its Victorian or Edwardian stress, is still a good companion. An anthology which is surprisingly rich in medical items is Curtis and Greenslet's The Practical Cogitator. Hans Zinsser's influence no doubt was responsible. Martin Fisher translated The Truth Telling Manual and the Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracian. An enthusiastic student, Marr, has collected and published a series of Martin Fisher's own aphorisms. The two Martin Fisher books as well as a collection of Osler's aphorisms have been published and republished by Charles C Thomas, Publisher, of Springfield, Ill., and these would make a good beginning for the

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