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February 13, 1904

A Narrative of Medicine in America.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(7):479-480. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490520069021

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We can not hear too much about the hardy, practical, medical pioneers of our country. While each one who attempts to give us a biographical sketch of the founders of American medicine must necessarily repeat much that is already known; still each will find something new to say, and will present the old in a different manner and from a different point of view. We are, therefore, glad to welcome another book on the American medical pioneer and on medicine during pioneer days. The author does not assert that he gives a complete list of those of our predecessors whose names are to be found in the early annals, but he takes a few of the conspicuous ones in each era to illustrate, as it were, the conditions of that particular time. The narrative stops at the middle of the last century. A chapter is devoted to the discovery of

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