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Even in the mass of medical fiction, nonfiction and essays which have been offered to the public in recent years, this novel by Dittler has a very small place. It brings up the old question of whether or not an intern and a physician can avoid the temptation of sordidness and money and remain true to their ideals. Obviously there are a few who cannot, but the vast majority can. All the old situations of life and love in the hospital are here reflected without much literary quality.
The Hippocratic Oath. JAMA. 1939;113(12):1158. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800370074052
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