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This book is an outgrowth of collected papers, clippings and pictures of Dr. Beck and his many friends. He was urged to write it by so many that he set about this task and in his usual keen perceptive style presents us with a text of 335 pages divided into three parts as follows: part 1 which has the title "Medical Masters," part 2 entitled "My Life and Basic Information" and part 3 "Some Otolaryngological Friends."
The book is essentially a historical narrative beginning with Dr. Beck's embracing the otolaryngologic specialty in Chicago and radiating therefrom throughout the United States, with full comments on experiences in foreign clinics and in teaching. Over 350 eminent otolaryngologists in America are briefly but adequately documented in a clear vivid style that breathes the very soul of Dr. Beck, and it is evident how much he loved and cherished his friends, associates, assistants and
Fifty Years in Medicine. Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;39(2):199. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680010210015
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