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August 13, 1898

Exiled for Lese Majestie.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(7):366-367. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450070044017

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A little love story endeavors to hide the true purpose—a series of remarks on literature, art, medicine, astronomy and kindred topics, chiefly in the form of conversation between the three leading characters. Their talks and readings are blended with apt quotations, in the handling of which the distinguished author is an acknowledged master. In his remarks on medicine he has woven many neat sentences that will soon be "familiar quotations." "Medicine must be a fascinating study." "The science of it is. Practice is very different." Again: "The redeeming element in practice is the diagnosis; that is the knowledge of the nature of disease." "I should think it would be the cure." "The people judge a physician by the results of his treatment; but physicians judge each other by the correctness of the diagnosis." "What is the objection to the practice of medicine? It must be one of the highest of

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