THOMAS FRANCIS JR., M.D.
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The honor conferred by The American College of Physicians in naming me the James D. Bruce Memorial Lecturer in Preventive Medicine for 1953, I fully appreciate. The atmosphere in which I grew up medically, though primarily concerned with the care of the patient, constantly stimulated an interest in the broader problem of the disease itself and the biologic mechanisms involved in its occurrence. There was the hopeful attitude that not only could understanding be gained but also that it could lead to better treatment of the sick and, still further, to the ultimate objective—prevention. It was not a pattern of
FRANCIS T. INFLUENZA: THE NEWE ACQUAYANTANCE1. Ann Intern Med. 1953;39:203–221. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-2-203
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