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Students of American history as well as students of medical history will be equally attracted by this book. The pioneer physicians of America established the medical profession and its institutions, encountered a revolutionary war with all its medical problems, and in addition, made lasting fundamental contributions to medical knowledge. Speaking of the debt owed the pioneers of medicine by the modern physicians, the author in his Foreword says, "—in the settlements of a new nation there appeared doctors of genius, explorers who, without laboratories or instruments of precision or even any formal training, made great discoveries that helped usher in
Doctors on Horseback.. Ann Intern Med. ;13:2182–2183. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-11-2182_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;13(11):2182-2183.
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