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September 16, 1939

The Hippocratic Oath

JAMA. 1939;113(12):1158. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800370074052

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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.

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