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May 1969

Familiar Medical Quotations.

Author Affiliations

Kansas City, Mo


Edited by Maurice B. Strauss, MD. Price, $15. Pp 968. Little, Brown & Co., 34 Beacon St, Boston 02108, 1968.

Arch Intern Med. 1969;123(5):600-601. doi:10.1001/archinte.1969.00300150118022

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In the normal course of events, preparation of a book review is somewhat of an onerous effort for me, primarily because I have not been blessed with the gift of facile and felicitous expression that characterizes the contributions of others who ply this art. When a book arrives for review, I usually work myself up into a lather of excitement, practically salivating at the prospect of enchanting the readership of this journal with my skillful scrivening, fascinating phraseology, and elegant exposition. Having passed through this stage of élan, I then get ready to come to grips with the task of setting down my thoughts. However, much to my chagrin, a torpor and lethargy descend on me, and it is only after a good deal of self-persuasion and immolation (foregoing, for example, the regular visit to the local pool hall) that I am able to bring myself to settle accounts with

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