July 1964

Frank H. Krusen, MD: Pioneer in Physical Medicine.

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By Mabel O. Robison. Price, not given. Pp 240. T. S. Beniss Company, Minneapolis, 1963.

Arch Intern Med. 1964;114(1):166-167. doi:10.1001/archinte.1964.03860070212038

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As all who have met or perhaps worked beside Frank Krusen know, he is one of Nature's noblemen—a fine, friendly, dedicated man, who for a lifetime has been the pioneer and the leader in developing the science of physical medicine. This book tells of his remarkably useful and successful and eventful life, with his lovely wife, Margaret, and their two fine daughters. As a patient once said to him, "You preach a better sermon with your life than I have ever heard from many lips."

When he was young, his famous chief, Dr. Da Costa, said to him, "Success lies not in arriving but in perpetual growth." Actually, all his life Frank has kept "arriving" in one big job after another. From 1935 to 1963 he was at the Mayo Clinic, always building a bigger and better department, and training more and more men and women. All his life he

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