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JAMA Revisited
September 24, 2014

Editorial Notes

JAMA. 2014;312(12):1261. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.279608

Originally Published April 19, 1890 | JAMA. 1890;14(16):581- 582.

A Thought From Dr. O. W. Holmes.—“When the hospitals are invaded by the novelist, he should learn something from the physician as well as the patients.” This is the appropriately genial and wholesome sentiment offered by Dr. Holmes in the April number of the AtlanticMonthly. It will fit into many another situation in life in addition to that for which it is immediately designed. It might be concentrated so as to read: “Don't be too morbid.”