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November 23, 1935

Fifty Years a Surgeon

JAMA. 1935;105(21):1711. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760470065037

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The name of Robert T. Morris is familiar to most American medical readers. Through our generation he has contributed largely to the literature of medicine and to its letters. His career began just before the coming of the age of asepsis, so that he is able to tell us in his excellent style what surgery was like in that early period. He begins his book in his early days, which depict his interest in the woods and in nature, an interest which has no doubt made happy his declining years. Then comes the story of his medical education and his early years at Bellevue Hospital. The concluding chapters in his book concern such interesting topics as osteopathy, fads and cures, psychoanalysis, sex and birth control, professional jealousies and fee splitting. On each of these subjects he ventures his personal opinion and casts the light of his experience. It should, of

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