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March 1963

Autonomic Dyspraxia

Arch Intern Med. 1963;111(3):389-390. doi:10.1001/archinte.1963.03620270115021

The reviewer in the Medical Journal of Australia said, "This book deserves to be read by all who regard their patients as human beings." Somewhere else a reviewer complains that it says nothing new. That is the most unfair complaint which can be made about any book. How many of us are capable of saying anything really new? It takes vision to see the old truth that the patient is a human being, and it takes courage to express it in a new way.

Brian Haynes is a thinker and idealist, a poet and a creative writer of prose with a capacity for understatement. He is the first Australian rheumatologist to write a book published anywhere—to have it published outside Australia was an added achievement. He was a foundation council member of the Australian Rheumatism Association, and he was Fourth President. In 1957 Haynes visited Toronto for the Ninth World

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