Medicine: Contradicta

The general practitioner — that twinkling beaver, who would cure typhoid, cardiac lesions, Bright's, Brown's and his Old Widow Smith's diseases with a pat on the cheek and a few friendly words, who would write prescriptions for warts, chilblains, the horrors, and baggy pants—is doomed to give way to the specialist, people have declared.

Said Dr. George E. Vincent, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, in a prolog to the annual report of the Foundation, shortly to be issued: "The general practitioner of ability, character and personality is a fundamentally valuable person ....

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