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Autobiography demands as much of the author as any other literary form. He must know why he is writing his autobiography if what he puts on paper is to be relevant to his goal. If he wants to show his inner self he must judge carefully whether he has truly revealed himself or only traded clothes for the garb of paper, a judgment that is susceptible to self-deceit. If he wants to show how he has touched the lives of other people or has shaped human institutions, he must take care to give us only that which is relevant to
A Time for Remembering.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;79:325. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-2-325_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(2):325.
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