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Usually, biographies are straightforward, chronological accounts of a person's life. This biography of Walter B. Cannon, an eminent medical scientist in physiology at Harvard University during the first quarter of this century, shows the kind of society in which Cannon grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota; his experience as a student at Harvard College; and his subsequent training at the Harvard Medical School, where he became involved in pioneering research in physiology.
The book will be of interest to various people because it describes social history, the development of medical research, the transformation of medical education, and the occasional fierceness
Walter B. Cannon: The Life and Times of a Young Scientist.. Ann Intern Med. ;107:436. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-2-436_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(3):436.
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