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October 24, 1936

Collected Writings, Alfred F. Hess

JAMA. 1936;107(17):1412. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770430062035

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The collected writings of Alfred Fabian Hess (1875-1933) contain the most important papers published during his lifetime. Mrs. Hess has written a short foreword. A biographic memoir written by Abraham Flexner is an appropriate introduction to this important collection of papers. As an investigator and contributor to the progress of pediatrics, Hess had no peer in America. Abraham Flexner quotes Dr. Edwards A. Park, who said that "Hess was the best example of what can be accomplished in science by the ability to think alone and unaided." Park continues: "Hess was the foremost investigator among pediatricians in this country. There was no one else who could possibly be compared with him." His medical papers cover a wide range of subjects, most of which show originality and painstaking work. His first papers dealt with pathologic and clinical subjects, particularly tuberculosis in infants, enlargement of the lymph nodes, tuberculosis of the tonsils,

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