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Alton Ochsner: Surgeon of the South

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By Wilds John, Harkey Ira. . 257 pages. Louisiana State University Press; , Baton Rouge: , 1990.. $24.95.

Ann Intern Med. 1990;113(3):260. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-113-3-260_1
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Ochsner the surgeon is, obviously, the center of this biography but the book also gives a picture, as it goes through Ochsner's busy and fruitful life, of how a medical center may evolve, of the development of American surgery in recent times, of how medicine and politics can interplay. The authors have drawn not only on published sources but also on interviews with family members, friends, and medical associates. Clinical Immunology


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