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About two decades ago, someone complained in the travel section of The New York Times that the United States lacked "academic guides." He had in mind those travelers who wished to know in detail what they might find to catch their eyes and minds in obscure places, not just in places of fame like the Statue of Liberty, the Liberty Bell, and the Lincoln Memorial but in the myriad buildings, at monuments, and at sites in the country and in cities that represent innumerable facets of our history and culture. He was thinking of guides like the European "Baedekers" and
Medical Landmarks USA: A Travel Guide to Historic Sites, Architectural Gems, Remarkable Museums and Libraries, and Other Places of Health-Related Interest. Ann Intern Med. 1991;115:501. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-115-6-501_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(6):501.
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