July 1953

From a Doctor's Heart.

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By Eugene F. Snyder, M.D. Price, $3.75. Pp. 251, with 16 illustrations. Philosophical Library, Inc., 15 E. 40th St., New York 16, 1951.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1953;86(1):116-117. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050080123014

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Here is a book, autobiographical in nature, which portrays the experience of a physician who has been stricken down in middle life by a crippling disease (coronary thrombosis), and who tells us how he met this catastrophic episode in his life. The foreword is by Dr. Paul Dudley White. The author, with a diverting sense of humor and an awareness of a philosophical approach towards his incapacity, has interestingly described in considerable detail his feelings, his fears, his hopes, his faith, and his resignation to a Higher Power. There is much here for reflection which should provide guidance to those similarly stricken and be a bulwark of strength to those who become victims of panic. As he implies, the latter is often helped and undergirded by a deep religious faith during times of stress.

There is a fine family relationship portrayed between wife (herself a physician) and son and patient,

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