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The teacher who wishes that his students might get a view of recent medical history has no truly satisfactory text to which he can send them. Standard histories in one volume—Garrison, Castiglioni, Guthrie, Singer—hardly consider the first third of this century and give no account at all of the explosion of medical thought and practice after World War II. Sigerist, had he lived, might have gotten his multivolumed history out of the magic of the Fertile Crescent and into the marvels of our time. Of present clinical textbooks, only Richard Warren's Surgery gives more than a feeble nod to the
Nobel Lectures: Physiology or Medicine 1942-1962.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;62:180. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-1-180_1
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