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December 1961

Notable Names in Medicine and Surgery

Arch Intern Med. 1961;108(6):973-974. doi:10.1001/archinte.1961.03620120157042

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Famous Faces in Diabetes.  By Cecil Striker, M.D. Foreword by Elliott P. Joslin, M.D. Price, not stated. Pp. 256, with 217 illustrations. G. K. Hall & Company, 97 Oliver St., Boston 10, 1961.Medical history may be presented in a great variety of forms, but for many the most charming method is by way of biography. This may be the full-length biography or autobiography, or it may be a biographical sketch or a bird's-eye view with very scanty information. The thumbnail sketch may be quite effective if it has an explicit purpose and meets this purpose well. Bailey and Bishop have limited objectives and have defined them in this edition of Notable Names in Medicine and Surgery. Their objective was to give a definite but necessarily limited clue about medical figures retained in memory in eponyms of signs, diseases, lesions, structures, medicines, or even technical equipment or techniques. Basically they

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