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July 4, 1936

The True Physician: The Modern "Doctor of the Old School."

JAMA. 1936;107(1):69. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770270071036

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Abstract

Dr. Wingate M. Johnson is one of the most popular writers in our profession. He has the fortunate faculty of being able to interpret the problems of medicine to the physician and to the layman as well. He has had a long and successful experience in practice, and with this background he writes this book for young physicians and undertakes to give them "some fatherly advice on what their conduct should be during the early days of practice." The book is comprehensive. Its advice and suggestions cover the subject in minute detail, from office equipment, dress and manners and social habits to habits of work and study, marriage and religion. He does not hesitate to offer suggestions about the banalities of professional life, which are so important and which are likely to be thought beneath consideration. His topic is really the practical factors of medical success and the advice which

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