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March 1957

The Complete Medical Guide.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1957;57(3):483. doi:10.1001/archopht.1957.00930050495032

The increased interest of the public in medical affairs is attested to by the large number of television programs on medical subjects, ranging from simple expositions of medical facts by experts to lurid dramas emphasizing the emotional impact of medicine on both patient and doctor.

As an accompaniment to these visual presentations of medicine to the public we have an increasing number of medical books written for the laity, of which this is the latest. There is no doubt that it is a good sign that the public is taking an interest in medicine and is becoming more intelligent about disease and its treatment. It is, therefore, especially valuable to have books of this character written by intelligent, discriminating physicians who have the knack of making complex subjects relatively simple. Dr. Miller has done this extremely well, and no physician should worry that this book will give his patients either

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