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January 23, 1937

Medicine and Mankind. Lectures to the Laity Delivered at the New York Academy of Medicine

JAMA. 1937;108(4):327. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780040077032

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A listener has frequently come away from a meeting enthusiastic about the principal speaker. In his enthusiasm he has expressed a wish that if he could but have a copy of the lecture he has just heard it would serve as an inspiration as well as excellent reading during leisure moments. In this book the listener's wish has been granted. A series of lectures that have been given at the New York Academy of Medicine has been brought together. The names of the various speaker-authors are well known and command respect. Their abilities are recognized and well established and require no comment. The reviewer was left with a feeling, on completing the book, that there was something lacking, something gone from each lecture so that the reader, unlike the listener, had no exceptionally great desire for a copy of the "speech" nor had he any particular wish to hear the

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