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Adventures in Medical Research. A Century of Discovery at Johns Hopkins.

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By Harvey A. McGehee. . 464 pages. The Johns Hopkins University Press; , Baltimore and London: , 1976.. Price, $16.95.

Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(4):549-550. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-85-4-549_2
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An institutional history is usually a bore to everyone but the relentless wearers of that old school's tie. This one is not. I admit, however, that it may be sniffed at by medical historians because it deals more with men and women and what they did than with forces, trends, financing, and other abstractions.

Dr. Harvey has put together a chronicle of the Hopkiners and their work that established Johns Hopkins' high reputation in medical science and kept it high. He puts flesh and blood into his portraits, and he does show the great adventure that lies in research for


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