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November 1961

Sea Within: The Story of Our Body Fluid

Arch Intern Med. 1961;108(5):806. doi:10.1001/archinte.1961.03620110146026

The school year ended, National Board Exams given, summer fellowship medical students started, the day's patients seen, papers to write and a blistering † letter from Editor Bean read asking why I have not turned in this book review, I once again note the beginning of the preface, "Blessed with a number of leisure hours seldom experienced in history, Americans are increasingly curious about the world in which we live." Of course, it is true, and for those lay adults and older children interested in The Story of Our Body Fluid, this is a good place to begin. This general approach reminds one of Homer W. Smith's From Fish to Philosopher: The Story of Our Internal Environment, which, in turn, reminds one of Claude Bernard's, An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine. By reading these three books in that order I believe a young medical aspirant could gain a

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