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July 12, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(2):84. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480280026007

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One of the peculiar things in our profession is the fact that we have two classes of busy doctors. One is represented by a class of men who have made a name for themselves, men who stand on the top rung of the ladder and have reached it by doing hard work, good work in a scientific way, and yet attend to a very large practice. This class of men, as a rule, take our best journals and read them. They have sent to them regularly all the new medical books that come out, and evidently they read them. Such men not only carry on a large practice and do a large amount of reading, but they also write excellent articles for publication and read papers before medical societies. This is one class of "busy doctors." There is, however, another class of "busy doctors." These men have made for them

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