HENRY A. CHRISTIAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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What constitutes leadership in medicine? Leadership is the ability to inspire a desire for improvement and the willingness to work to that end. A leader in medicine not only gives instruction but makes of that instruction an inspirational force that leads the listener to study for himself and to remain ever unsatisfied with his own knowledge. Inspirational leadership in medicine comes largely from a personal magnetism in one with a broad knowledge of the science and art of medicine. To get it one must see and hear the leader. Reading what he writes falls short of inspiration. This is why
CHRISTIAN HA. Editorials. Ann Intern Med. 1934;7:1146. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-9-1146_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;7(9):1146.
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