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January 1944

A Hundred Years of Medicine.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1944;73(1):111. doi:10.1001/archinte.1944.00210130119013

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This is an interesting bit of light reading that will serve to pass the time of the physician if he can find any idle moments these days. It is not a serious attempt to publish a history of medicine. The authors have given a short synopsis of medicine up to a hundred years ago. Then they have selected what appear to them to be the important advances during the past hundred years in medicine and surgery and in the social aspects of medicine. The nurses have not been entirely neglected. One might quibble a bit about the complete accuracy of some of the statements, and one might also raise a question about the wisdom of the selection of material in some instances. If either of these objections is valid, they constitute a reason for not putting this material before the lay reader. The material is rather technical for the lay

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