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June 23, 1956

A Paris Surgeon's Story

JAMA. 1956;161(8):767. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970080097034

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Many books have been written by doctors about doctors, about medicine, about patients, and about the world we live in, but this book includes all these aspects. It is as vivid and dramatic as any book can be. Moreover, it is a true story of an extraordinary life by an extraordinary person. Through its pages there pass in sharp outline many of the great human figures well known in art, science, literature, philosophy, economics, finance, and diplomacy. Born in Brooklyn, Dr. Bove was steered into medicine by his family physician. Then came World War I and a commission in the United States Army. Well prepared for surgery, he had more than abundant opportunity for experience, often working around the clock. The American Hospital in Paris was his workshop for 25 years, during which time he met and served countless Americans as well as others from every land and clime. The

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