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November 1950

Autobiography of Dr. Robert Meyer: A Short Abstract of a Long Life. With a Memoir of Dr. Meyer.

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By Emil Novak. Price, $2.50. Pp. 126. Henry Schuman, Inc., Publisher, 20 E. 70th St., New York 21.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1950;86(5):792. doi:10.1001/archinte.1950.00230170145018

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This book ends with the words, "Since December 14, 1945, I have been a proud citizen of the United States of America."

Dr. Meyer gives a delightful account of the circumstances which led to its becoming possible for him thus to end his autobiography. He writes of his early days, of his medical education, of his adventures in general practice, of his researches and, finally, of his climb up the academic ladder which ended, as he puts it, when he was 75 years young and was offered a position at the University of Minnesota.

He tells his story simply and without conceit. It is the kind of a story that any physician will appreciate and that all medical students should read. For Dr. Meyer achieved success by a long and arduous journey—which, after all, is the only way by which any physician can hope to reach his goal.

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