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It required courage as well as insight and industry to write The Story of Medicine in the Middle Ages. Most medical historians have passed lightly over the period which has disparagingly been called the Dark Ages, and its achievements have been overlooked or minimized. Then, too, the historian was under necessity of placing temporal limits upon the period with which he dealt. For the beginning of the Middle Ages, dates as varied as that of the birth of Christ and of the crowning of Charlemagne, 800 years later, have been proposed. As to the termination of the period, the arresting
The Story of Medicine in the Middle Ages.. Ann Intern Med. ;9:491–492. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-4-491
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;9(4):491-492.
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