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January 1, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(1):52. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680270052030

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Dr. George Henry Fox has had a long, useful and distinguished career, and it is fortunate that he has given us these reminiscenses of it. The first surprise that one has in the book is the long span of time which the author's personal family contacts cover. His father was born 134 years ago, and was in the War of 1812. Through his father he had intimate knowledge of his grandfather, who fought in the colonial wars and in the Revolution. It may be added that George Henry Fox enlisted in the Civil War and that his son, Howard, was in the Great War; so that, including his grandfather and his son, his direct line has been in all the important American wars from the colonial wars before the Revolution, down to the Great War of 1918. Dr. Fox makes no particular point of this record, but it gives an

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