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Under the auspices of its Special Foreign Currency Program, the National Library of Medicine has published an English translation of Adolf Kussmaul's autobiography. Kussmaul (1822-1902) was a prominent 19th century German clinician whose name is associated with a number of symptoms and diseases, especially the distressing dyspnea of diabetic acidosis.
Kussmaul studied medicine at the University of Heidelberg in the 1840s. Some of his comments illuminate the transitional character of medicine in those years, as the study shifted from a purely clinical discipline to one with strong scientific underpinnings. However, Kussmaul's account is limited to the first half of the
Memoirs of an Old Physician.. Ann Intern Med. 1983;99:578. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-99-4-578_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(4):578.
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