Medical Arts and Sciences: A Scientific Journal of the College of Medical Evangelists

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The Story of the Johns Hopkins, by Bertram M. Bern· heim, M.D. 2M pages, cloth bound, $3.50. New York.: Whittlesey House, McGraw-Hill Book. Company, Inc., 1948.

This book, a most fascinating account of "four great doctors and the Medical School they created," was written by Dr. Bertram M. Bernheim, himself a member of the staff of Johns Hopkins for many years. Dr. Bemheim's forthright statement of facts as he observed them throughout a period of fifty years of association there, his keen analysis of problems of growth and development both past and future, and his honest expression of his own views add human interest to what otherwise might be a purely historical account of the rise of a great American institution. As Dr. Bernheim states in his preface: "I have made conscious effort to take the objective viewpoint but have not hesitated to explain, evaluate, take some slight license in order to round out the story, give opinion, enter into the picture, and even criticize when I thought it advisable."