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Confessio Medici

Nature volume 78, page 54 (21 May 1908) | Download Citation



“CONFESSIO MEDICI” a title which naturally recalls that of another book by a great physician, need not fear comparison even with Sir Thomas Browne's immortal work, and surely no higher praise can be accorded it. In a series of essays on such subjects as “vocation,” “hospital life,” “practice,” “retirement,” “the very end,” &c., the author presents to the reader a survey of the responsibilities, the foibles, the hopes, the failures of medical practice. We wish that every student of medicine during his student days would read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest their practical wisdom and happy maxims, and many a practitioner whose finer feelings have perhaps become blunted by too close contact with a stringent life would rise up the better from their perusal.

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