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October 2, 1948

I Love My Doctor

JAMA. 1948;138(5):393. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900050061043

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This author loves her doctor, but she does not seem to love the medical profession or the practice of medicine. In the early chapters the doctor is still finishing his internship and the author studying for her degree in law. The story deals with the setting up of an office, the buying of a car, waiting for practice to appear and other events. One is not sure at first whether the primary purpose is to write an experience book on early marriage or one on starting a medical practice. While the author loves her own doctor, she seems to think most other doctors stupid. She jeers at medical meetings in general, tries to keep her husband off hospital staff appointments because she considers them political, and derides the scientific councils of the American Medical Association, of which, incidentally she does not trouble to ascertain the correct names. Just why a

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