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July 30, 1927

Doc: Facts, Fables and Foibles.

JAMA. 1927;89(5):396. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690050062040

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Abstract

Under the nom de plume Renigade, Dr. John A. Dillon for several years has published sketches in the Kansas Medical Journal. These have been outstanding in their philosophy and in their humor. Some of them have been republished in part in the Tonics and Sedatives column. Any physician who wishes to while away a few hours in thorough enjoyment of a revelation of medical foibles will find his money for the purchase of this book exceedingly well spent. Examples of the humor and epigram of this volume are the following:

The American College of Surgeons has practically done away with fee-splitting, as it is called. The result has been that most physicians have felt themselves called upon to do their own operating and now surgeons are almost as common as filling stations.

The swell girls you have met through the medium of your friend, the fizz mixer, are also fairly

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