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November 1966

A Dozen Doctors: Autobiographic Sketches.

Arch Intern Med. 1966;118(5):514-515. doi:10.1001/archinte.1966.00290170102033

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Doctor Ingle has done a great service in getting brief, but very interesting, autobiographies from a dozen very able and distinguished physicians. The book can be of tremendous value and interest to all of us who are historically minded and who would like to learn much about how certain important advances in medicine were made.

Anyone who wants to know something of the early history of experimental surgery should certainly read the story of Leo Loeb. I was surprised to read how much he had done long years ago on the problems of transplantation of tissues and tumors and also on the problems of the clotting of the blood. Loeb did much work on the basic biology of cancer growth, and on the effects on cancer cells of chemicals and hormones. How sad it is when a man is 50 years ahead of his time. He is very lucky if

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