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June 18, 1910


JAMA. 1910;LIV(25):2032-2035. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550510022006

A distinguishing characteristic of the developed human mind is its vision of unity, that power of seeing more or less clearly the whole through the part; and to our profession is peculiarly granted the large opportunity of studying man as a whole. The incompleteness and one-sidedness of much which has been called medically scientific is to be replaced by that broader grasp the whole man's needs, which has ever been the province of great physicians. This paper is written to add whatever emphasis it may to the now accepted law that man is mentally, morally and physically so attuned that when disordered, his perfect restoration demands intelligent readjustment of each element.

CLASSES OF INVALIDS  An injury may be primarily mechanical, chemical or psychic. If the original damage deranges the mechanical workings or integrity of the body, we speak of the condition as surgical, and these most obvious of all injuries

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