Medicine: Doctor's Project

The world's greatest living medical historian let it be known last week that he is quitting his job to do some "freelance writing." Dr. Henry Ernest Sigerist, for the past 15 years director of Johns Hopkins' famed Institute of the History of Medicine, has a project: a monumental, eight-volume history of medicine, the first to be written in nearly a century and a half.* When the history is finished, he will start on a work equally close to his heart: a four-volume "sociology of medicine."

Dr. Sigerist's announcement came as a surprise to fellow medicos....

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