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Health and a Day

Nature volume 140, page 705 (23 October 1937) | Download Citation



THIS volume consists of twelve addresses delivered during the last two years before medical and lay audiences in Great Britain and the United States. Six: of the addresses were given before medical gatherings, but only two, entitled "The Clinician's Function in Medicine“and "Direct Action in Medicine", were specially intended for the medical profession. Other addresses deal with the strain of modern civilization, the doctor as humanist, the doctor's place in society, the Hunterian tradition, national health, old diseases and new, and euthanasia. Although several of the addresses have been published before, the pleasant conversational style, and the eminently sane opinions expressed by one of the most distinguished London physicians, should secure for the work a wide circle of readers.

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