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This is a delightful book filled with reminiscences of the long and busy life of a physician who has been outstanding for many years and who will be remembered as one of the chief ornaments of medicine in the United States.
The book is most entertaining, whether the reader knows the persons to whom the author refers or not. He is a keen, but always kindly, judge of character. He estimates the attainments of men by their results, especially in the development of other men. The anecdotes of practice and clinic are, many of them, most amusing; all are entertaining and educational.
Throughout the entire book run the thread of a kindly philosophy and a detachment which are most attractive. In it we see the victorian influence on education in the language of a cultured gentlemen, who was withal a very human person.
The reviewer was unable to put this
Memories of Eighty Years.. Am J Dis Child. 1950;79(3):610. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1950.04040010623024