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June 23, 1945

Uncle Sam Convalescing: A Glimpse into His Hospital Record from 1933-1940

JAMA. 1945;128(8):624. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860250070035

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"Uncle Sam Convalescing" is an interesting, original, economic case history and day by day hospital record of the first seven critical years of 1933 to 1940. Free use of charts, physical examination forms and summary sheets enable the reader to trace the rise and fall of pulse rate, blood pressure and general all around condition from the closing of the banks until Hitler and Mussolini began to show uncontrollable maniacal tendencies. Throughout the author deals with national events in the language of medicine which is amusing, surprising and entertaining, particularly in the early pages.

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