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October 22, 1938

A. M. A. Interns' Manual

JAMA. 1938;111(17):1590. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790430074035

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Abstract

Every change made in this volume has been an improvement. Its size—an important feature to the overloaded intern—has been reduced, yet the information it offers has been materially increased. Besides an epitome of useful drugs and other forms of therapy usually administered by the intern, it also contains data on diets, toxicology and numerous practical hints. An important feature is that section concerning the intern's duties to the hospital and its personnel and what he in turn should expect from them. This vital part has been greatly neglected in the past. The hospital administration, the medical staff and the intern must realize that the so-called stipend, while desirable, can in no way compensate for certain elemental training at present denied to many interns. The intern is always a student, never a paid servant. Some of the faults of certain practitioners today certainly are traceable to defective internships. Hospital staffs and

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