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March 27, 1937

Seventy Years of It: An Autobiography

JAMA. 1937;108(13):1138. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780130122028

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Edward A. Ross, for many years professor of sociology in the University of Wisconsin, records here the story of his life, a career noted for its independence, its effect on the world and his contribution to American scholarship. He writes in a personal reflective manner and he supplements his book with innumerable quotations from magazines, newspapers, personal correspondence and other sources, which he has selected with fine editorial judgment. One of the most interesting and humorous chapters is a section of some twelve pages of quotations from his personal correspondence without any other note than a single headline for each. Like many another university professor, Ross was subject during his career to investigation by a state legislature, and his account of these investigations has at present a highly journalistic interest. The book will well repay lovers of autobiography.

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