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Historians of medical science often are too concerned with relatively unimportant personal attributes and experiences of the great figures of medicine and too little with their ideas or their contributions. Often too they have more of the bibliophile's interest in the publications that have changed the course of scientific progress than that of the student of science. The present little volume seems to the reviewer a model of its kind. The author writes charmingly of the lives of three great scientists and of the period in which they lived. It is evident that he is thoroughly at home in the
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Three Philosophers (Lavoisier, Priestley and Cavendish).. Ann Intern Med. 1936;9:1440. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-10-1440_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;9(10):1440.
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