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October 26, 1940

THE STUDENT SECTION of the Journal of the American Medical Association: Devoted to the Educational Interests and Welfare of Medical Students, Interns and Residents in Hospitals

JAMA. 1940;115(17):1495-1508. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810430085047

The Physician Himself PAUL D. WHITE, M.D. BOSTON

There has been much ado in late years about the welfare, physical, mental and spiritual, of the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker, the rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief, and even the lawyer and the Indian chief. The doctor, however, a vital factor in the campaigning for all these other souls, has been more or less left to look after himself, and, too much engrossed in the problem of helping others, he has too often neglected his own welfare. It is of some of the problems of the doctor, the noblest Roman of them all, that I would like to speak to you today.

Each one of us has his own body, mind and soul to look after but we often seek aid of others of our profession to advise us in all these fields, in fact, much more than