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November 24, 1951

A Doctor's Pilgrimage

JAMA. 1951;147(13):1307. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670300121040

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Abstract

Any physician who is engaged in general practice, particularly if he started his practice in a small town during the depression 1930's, will get a great deal of enjoyment from reading Dr. Brasset's "pilgrimage." Even though he may not have practiced in the far corners of Nova Scotia, he will find that Dr. Brasset's friends and patients epitomize the friends and patients of any doctor in any town. Long-forgotten memories will spring to life as he reads descriptions of interesting persons, trying situations, joys and sorrows associated with growing up in medicine.

This is a delightful story that started with a young man in medical school; it follows his thinking and his actions step by step through his first attempts at practice and experience with contract practice, a period in an institution, and finally the joys of a practice that really worked out. Throughout all of this, one can feel

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