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JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS AND GENITO-URINARY DISEASES.

JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS AND GENITO-URINARY DISEASES. VOL. XVI. MARCH, 1898. NO. 3. Book reviews. Physician's Visiting-List for 1898. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston, Son & Co. "Forty-seventh year of its publication," quoted from the title-page, speaks in no uncertain voice for any publication. Blakiston's List is as much of a standard in its line as we hope to see Dr. Duhring's new work become. It is of convenient size, and contains a heading for all the bookkeeping details most men need ever do, court decisions to the contrary, notwithstanding. No changes from the '97 edition are noted; they were not needed. The price ranges upward from $1.00. J Cutan Genito-Urin Dis. March 1898;16:139. Editor's Comment The Physician's Visiting-List was a nifty little item for the doctor on the go. A compact combination diary cum reference manual, its unadorned utilitarian nature provides a glimpse into the ordinary routines and concerns of late 19th-century physicians. The first part is a Table of Proportionate Doses for Different Ages. As someone who's always looking up the proper pediatric dosage, I definitely think this could still come in handy. Next, there is a rather lengthy list of the usual poisoning substances with the appropriate remedies. My personal suspicion is that poisonings weren't necessarily that common, but given their urgency, the attending physician would very much appreciate this readily accessible guide. The section that spells out the Duties of Physicians to Each Other and to the Profession at Large cannot be confused with the Oath of Maimonides. Detailing every conceivable pecuniary permutation between a doctor and patient, this part reads depressingly like a modern-day managed care contract. I am a bit baffled by the prohibition against "a wealthy physician [giving] advise gratis to the affluent."1 The final portion of the Visiting-List perhaps best illustrates the difference between being a doctor today versus one hundred years ago: Nobody I know, thank goodness, needs an appointment book to keep track of all their house calls. Sandra Yong's perseverance made this possible. References 1. Not Available, The Physician's Visiting List, Diary, and Book of Engagements for 1852. Philadelphia, Pa Lindsay & Blakiston1851;15 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS AND GENITO-URINARY DISEASES.

Archives of Dermatology , Volume 134 (3) – Mar 1, 1998

JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS AND GENITO-URINARY DISEASES.

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VOL. XVI. MARCH, 1898. NO. 3. Book reviews. Physician's Visiting-List for 1898. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston, Son & Co. "Forty-seventh year of its publication," quoted from the title-page, speaks in no uncertain voice for any publication. Blakiston's List is as much of a standard in its line as we hope to see Dr. Duhring's new work become. It is of convenient size, and contains a heading for all the bookkeeping details most men need ever do, court decisions to the...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1998 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-987X
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1538-3652
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10.1001/archderm.134.3.285
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VOL. XVI. MARCH, 1898. NO. 3. Book reviews. Physician's Visiting-List for 1898. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston, Son & Co. "Forty-seventh year of its publication," quoted from the title-page, speaks in no uncertain voice for any publication. Blakiston's List is as much of a standard in its line as we hope to see Dr. Duhring's new work become. It is of convenient size, and contains a heading for all the bookkeeping details most men need ever do, court decisions to the contrary, notwithstanding. No changes from the '97 edition are noted; they were not needed. The price ranges upward from $1.00. J Cutan Genito-Urin Dis. March 1898;16:139. Editor's Comment The Physician's Visiting-List was a nifty little item for the doctor on the go. A compact combination diary cum reference manual, its unadorned utilitarian nature provides a glimpse into the ordinary routines and concerns of late 19th-century physicians. The first part is a Table of Proportionate Doses for Different Ages. As someone who's always looking up the proper pediatric dosage, I definitely think this could still come in handy. Next, there is a rather lengthy list of the usual poisoning substances with the appropriate remedies. My personal suspicion is that poisonings weren't necessarily that common, but given their urgency, the attending physician would very much appreciate this readily accessible guide. The section that spells out the Duties of Physicians to Each Other and to the Profession at Large cannot be confused with the Oath of Maimonides. Detailing every conceivable pecuniary permutation between a doctor and patient, this part reads depressingly like a modern-day managed care contract. I am a bit baffled by the prohibition against "a wealthy physician [giving] advise gratis to the affluent."1 The final portion of the Visiting-List perhaps best illustrates the difference between being a doctor today versus one hundred years ago: Nobody I know, thank goodness, needs an appointment book to keep track of all their house calls. Sandra Yong's perseverance made this possible. References 1. Not Available, The Physician's Visiting List, Diary, and Book of Engagements for 1852. Philadelphia, Pa Lindsay & Blakiston1851;15

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Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 1998

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