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The field of medical history is plagued by aging clinicians and researchers who act as though seniority brings, of itself, wisdom. Nothing is more embarrassing to admiring disciples than the image presented by an eminent doctor who dons in his dotage the ill-fitting robes of a historian and then produces the first bad publication he has ever written. With this literary version of caveat emptor, I approached reviewing Richard Welbourn's book, figuratively trembling with apprehension.
I need not have feared. The history that Dr. Welbourn presents is so meticulously researched, so thorough and complete, so knowledgeable in its direction and
The History of Endocrine Surgery. Ann Intern Med. ;114:918. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-114-10-918_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(10):918.
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