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November 1949

More Than Armies: The Story of Edward H. Cary, M.D.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1949;84(5):841. doi:10.1001/archinte.1949.00230050177015

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This is an excellent medical biography. Here is unfolded the story of one of medicine's elder statesmen, Dr. Edward Henry Cary, a distinguished ophthalmologist, a former president and trustee of the American Medical Association, founder and president of the Southwestern Medical Foundation, Chairman of the Board of the National Physician's Committee for the Extension of Medical Care and a member and high office holder in many medical societies and civic organizations.

Dr. Cary continually preached as well as practiced the adoption of the highest standards of education, of conduct and of medical service. He has steadfastly defended the American system of medical practice against any threat of federal or state bureaucracy or "political" control because of his conviction that such a change would not be in the best interest of either the people or the medical profession.

On Feb. 28, 1947, the occasion of his seventy-fifth birthday, the officers and

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