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January 24, 1914

Book on the Physician Himself and Things that Concern His Reputation and Success.

JAMA. 1914;LXII(4):318. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02560290068040

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"The Physician Himself" first appeared in 1882. It was then a comparatively small book. It has grown larger with each edition, until now it is quite a pretentious volume. The title page of this edition carries the statement that it is "the twelfth and final edition." It is seldom that the word "final" is used in such a way, and it is to be hoped that the statement will prove to have been premature. While the book has increased in size with each edition, it has also improved in character, on the principle of the more good things the better. It contains excellent advice and comments on the physician's work, his relations to the profession and to the public, etc. While here and there the views expressed or the comments may not receive the endorsement of every one, on the whole they are excellent. The book is full of good

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