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November 4, 1933

Frontiers of Medicine.

JAMA. 1933;101(19):1507. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740440067042

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A Century of Progress series consists of small books by well known writers on the fundamental sciences on which is based the development that has led to modern industry. In this series the progress of medicine is represented by the present volume. The narrative follows in the main the chief epochs in medical history: before Hippocrates, from Hippocrates to Galen, the middle ages, the revolt against dogmatism, the foundation of anatomy by Vesalius and of physiology by William Harvey, the development of clinical medicine begun by Sydenham, Pasteur and the microbic era, and the modern period. "An attempt has been made, by occasional use of narrative forms, to add interest to what would otherwise be merely a list of names and dates." In this attempt the author has succeeded well. The tale is told in readable and interesting fashion. The book deserves to be read widely, and physicians would do

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