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This little book, which can be read in an hour or so of leisure time, and then referred to again, expresses the thoughts of a doctor on the attributes of the good doctor.
The section on the synthesis of individual experience related to the proper keeping of clinical records is an academic gem. Dr. Laird's discussion of esthetic values in medicine should be thoughtfully reconsidered by any doctor, but perhaps especially by him who is responsible in some measure for the education of physicians. The essence of the book, in this reviewer's opinion, is a discussion of the creation of
The Philosophy of Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. ;46:1222–1223. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-6-1222_2
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