Medicine: Medical Follies*

Dr. Morris Fishbein, as Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association, is spokesman for over 90,000 physicians and surgeons— the largest body of medical men in the world. Few laymen read medical journals, for they inevitably suspect, behind the lurch and trundle of ill-teamed words, the machinations of a cloudy mind. Dr. Fishbein's words are graphic; he is possessed of what George Meredith called "the first condition of sanity"—a belief that our present civilization is founded on common sense. In a new book he shows what a neat and glittering weapon this...

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