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Bedside Medicine, Selected Topics.

William B. Bean, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1963;112(5):789. doi:10.1001/archinte.1963.03860050176026.
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There are few clinicians in the ancient tradition of Jonathan Hutchinson and Parkes Weber, men who never allowed themselves to be forced into some narrow corner of the broad thoroughfares of medicine. They cover the whole of clinical disease as they encounter it in the generality of medical practice. Among such physicians, we call to mind Isadore Snapper, William Dock, Richard Asher, and Erik Ask-Upmark. In this book, Bedside Medicine, which is topical and miscellaneous as a personal book should be, we have recorded for us a number of Ask-Upmark's many medical interests. It is an admirably printed and illustrated book. It begins with the theme that the customer, the patient, is always right, and then courses over a miscellaneous group of signs, symptoms, and conditions for which the clinician provides the initial and sometimes the only necessary point of departure in diagnosis and in treatment.

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