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July 24, 1948

400 Years of a Doctor's Life

JAMA. 1948;137(13):1172. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890470072034

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Among the most inspiring contributions to medical biography is this contribution of collections from some of the best known biographies in medical biographic literature. The authors have divided selections from great numbers of biographies into such headings as early years, school days, the medical student, the doctor marries, the doctor goes to war and reflections on life and death. Interspersed are brief notes as to the individual physicians whose contributions are included. This book can be read with profit by every senior medical student and intern, by every physician who is at all concerned with the philosophy of medicine. Many a graduating class would profit more by the reading of selections from this volume than by the rehashes of medical lore and opinion which are usually accumulated in the form of convocation addresses.

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