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To the average non-New-Yorker, America's largest city is a city of machines, of crowds and indifference. He is appalled by the contrast with his own community, in that here each person apparently goes his own way with little regard for the needs, wants and welfare of others. The friendliness and warmth of his own home town is lacking. But that is the New York which one gets to know only from short and casual observation.
The warmth, spirit and heart of the Big City of O. Henry, Mark Hellinger and Damon Runyon can be fully understood only by those who
NEW YORK AS A MEDICAL CENTER1. Ann Intern Med. ;30:239–248. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-1-239
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;30(1):239-248.
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