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Professor John Ryle is one of the giants in English Medicine. Formerly Professor of Medicine in the University of Cambridge, he was called to the bedside of King George V in consultation. He subsequently declined a knighthood. As consulting physician to Guy's Hospital, he had a large London practice, which he relinquished some years ago to accept the newly created Professorship of Social Medicine at Oxford.
His book consists of a collection of 37 papers written during the last 25 years. Three have been added since the first edition in 1936. The topics discussed are varied. Two chapters are entirely
The Natural History of Disease.. Ann Intern Med. ;29:1173. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-29-6-1173
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;29(6):1173.
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