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Life Among the Doctors.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1951;82(1):106-107. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1951.02040040113012.
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The author of this book is master of a unique type of journalese, picturesque, bawdy and entertaining even to those readers in whom its style arouses distrust. It is a writing technic that combines overemphasis with understatement, suppression balanced against exaggeration.

However, no matter how much one may question his judgment, his justice or his verity or may distrust his conclusions, the author's writing holds the reader's attention and forces him to think about many aspects of medicine that need to be thought about.

Socrates took pride in being the "gadfly" of Athens. Apparently de Kruif gets his greatest satisfactions from stinging, justly or unjustly, the leadership of "organized medicine." What a kick he gets out of it when his puncture technic arouses the pained remonstrances of his victims. Socrates, however, was no hero worshiper, as Paul de Kruif proudly announces himself to be. Wild and woolly, he rides herd

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