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September 1946

Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1946;36(3):371-372. doi:10.1001/archopht.1946.00890210378013

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The field of our science is so wide, its relations with other activities and interests of mankind so numerous and important, that one might well paraphrase the classic sentence to read "medicus sum, et humani nihil a me alienum puto." The appearance of a quarterly on the history of medicine is significant as a contribution to present day culture and the store of knowledge. No exposition of the raison d'être and purpose of this publication could have been more clear and instructive than that of the editor, George Rosen, in his timely and interesting prologue to the initial number of volume 1.

The medical thought of the past is, indeed, an important element in the training of the physician and his collaborators, professional and lay, especially in times like the present. There is in the United States only one other publication in this field, the Bulletin of the Historyof

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