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March 5, 1932

A Doctor of the 1870's and 80's.

JAMA. 1932;98(10):842. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730360064038

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Fortunate is the son to whom his father is a hero. Fortunate also is the father whose son can with sincere appreciation recount the record of his father's useful life. From memories, from diaries and with excellent photographs made by himself at the time, Dr. Pusey reconstructs the life of a doctor of the old school in the years from 1880 to the beginning of the present century. The book serves, incidentally, the purpose of recording systematically the qualities of the practitioner of that day which endeared him in general to all the people and which make modern man view with regrets the coming of the machine age in medicine. The book is replete with citations to letters and documents which bring the reader promptly into the proper atmosphere for understanding. Dr. Pusey has also been exceedingly fortunate in his publisher. The book seems to have been designed and published