RUSSEL V. LEE, M.D.
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To understand the rôle of the physician in any age is to understand the culture of that period. For he more than any other in all stages of our painful progress from savagery to civilization epitomized his times. When a culture developed and bloomed, the physicians rose with it, in fact often led and vitalized the movement, and the decay of great civilizations is more accurately measured by the degradation of the healing art than by any other yardstick. His rôle reflected in a most profound way the beliefs, the knowledge and the morals of the times and changed as
LEE RV. THE RÔLE OF THE INTERNIST. Ann Intern Med. 1953;39:957–961. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-4-957
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;39(4):957-961.
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