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September 13, 1941

The March of Medicine

JAMA. 1941;117(11):975. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820370071042

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For five years the New York Academy of Medicine has been providing a series of lectures for the public through its Committee on Medical Information. The lectures have been partially endowed by liberal gifts from Dr. Orrin S. Wightman and more recently by Mr. Lucius N. Littauer. The series just made available include lectures on the inheritance of mental disease by Abraham Myerson, chemical warfare against disease by Perrin H. Long, the story of our knowledge of the blood by Paul Reznikoff, the story of viruses by Thomas M. Rivers, the ascent from bedlam by Richard H. Hutchings and the romance of bronchoscopy by Chevalier and Chevalier L. Jackson. These lectures are designed for an audience of better than high school education. To the man in the street the lectures for the most part would hardly be informative because of the difficulty in following the scientific discussion. The ones on

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