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The Bicentennial year 1976 has passed, the hot breezes of national rhetoric are dying down, and we are back to the chill of reality. Has the Bicentennial left behind anything of merit? 1976 brought us myriad kinds of junk—plastic liberty bells, star-spangled hassocks, presidential plates—that are likely to find their best fate as ingredients of land fill. Some products that remain deserve a longer life, and the two books reviewed here are among them.
Bordley and Harvey's Two Centuries . . . tells the story of the growth and character of American medicine in three steps. The first 100 pages
Two Centuries of American Medicine. 1776-1976.Advances in American Medicine: Essays at the Bicentennial.. Ann Intern Med. ;86:512–513. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-4-512
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(4):512-513.
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