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November 1956

The Office Assistant in Medical or Dental Practice.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1956;98(5):677. doi:10.1001/archinte.1956.00250290137026

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This is one of the most up-to-date books that has been written about the duties of those who work for the physician or dentist and the way in which they should be carried out. It is consistent with the time in its practical presentation of what is expected of the assistant in the modern office and sets up simple duties in a way that makes them efficient office procedures instead of dreaded tasks. After reading this book even the experienced secretary, technician, nurse, or receptionist would be aware of the need for greater organization and planning on her part in handling details so that the doctor can make greater professional use of his time. "The Office Assistant" is specific enough to be a handbook. Instructions are given for such things as sterilization techniques, giving injections, filing, handling the mail, billing, bookkeeping in its application to the doctor's office, appointments, ordering

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