Reflections of a family doctor: writings of Herbert J. Levin

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This book is a compilation of seventy articles written by Herbert J. Levin, M.D. They were first published in the Washington County (PA) Medical Society Bulletin between March 1958 & June 1975. The topics relate to patient care in general practice in the middle of the twentieth century with discussions on the practice of medicine in small town communities. The articles, written on episodes familiar to physicians in general medical practice, have clarity & relativeness with a true sense of humor. Examples of the articles: on historical issues ("Aequanimitas" - Country Style & John Hunter & the Irish Giant); on educational issues (Medical Scholarships & Maintaining the Medical Library of the Hospital); on social issues (Problems of Physicians Who Provide Contraceptive Pills to Minors & The Physician & the Drug Addict); on technical issues (Side Effects of the Sabin Oral Polio Program & Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever); administrative issues (Present Policies of the Food & Drug Administration & Problems of Retirement for the Physician); on human issues (The Night We Pumped the Wrong Stomach & The Case of the Angry Mother). With the current redefining of methods of providing health care, this book gives good historical background of medical care in a small community thirty years ago.

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Contents

Officers Page Report by PresidentElect Levin
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Aequanimitas Country Style
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The Technique of Medication
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