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This is a highly personalized story of an unusual life; it is written, however, from a somewhat detached point of view. It will interest those who are concerned with the psychologic effects of adverse early experience, and it should be read by those who have followed the scientific contributions of Dr. Jackson, especially by all who have any interest in esophagoscopy and bronchoscopy and the history of their development. In spite of his prolific medical writings, little has been known of the personal life of Dr. Jackson. In this autobiography he gives the salient facts of his career in a forthright and dispassionate manner, telling the story simply but well and revealing a character that one can almost imagine he himself had never found time to contemplate.
The recital of the conquest of frailty and ill health is almost heroic. Three active attacks of tuberculosis required treatment, in spite of
The Life of Chevalier Jackson.. Am J Dis Child. 1938;56(3):711-712. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1938.01980150231019