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A history of a state medical society can provide a mine of information, usually based upon primary sources, relating to the development of medicine in the setting of its region. It can round out American history in general because of the inseparable influence of the public health and its custodians upon the evolution of the economic, political, and even military life of the nation.
As each society reaches a noteworthy anniversary it is customary to commemorate it with a volume detailing its roots, growth, and achievements. Thus, in 1966 such anniversary issues have been published by the New Hampshire Medical
The Healing Art: A History of the Medical Society of New Jersey.. Ann Intern Med. ;66:631–632. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-3-631_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(3):631-632.
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