Medicine: Progress Report, Jan. 16, 1950

Looking backward last week over the progress of medicine in the first half of the 20th Century, both the Journal of the American Medical Association and the British Medical Journal found reasons for cheering. But on one point they differed sharply. Said the A.M.A. Journal: "Operations formerly undreamed of are now everyday occurrences." On the contrary, said British Surgeon Geoffrey Jefferson: "There is not much that we do today that surgeons were not doing [in 1900]; we do things better and more often . . . We have new aids that they were...

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