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My Life and Medicine: An Autobiographical Memoir

Henry T. Ricketts, MD
JAMA. 1971;217(3):345. doi:10.1001/jama.1971.03190030069030.
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Dr. White, dean of cardiology in this country if not the world, has written a delightful book. From its pages he emerges as a hard-working, dedicated physician and humanist; a missionary zealot for the preventive aspects of cardiology; a foe of sloth, obesity, and tobacco; and a devotee in the cause of international peace.

His literary style, like himself, is straightforward. He tells of his many honors and achievements, and of his acquaintance with numerous celebrities, as matters of fact, with neither false modesty nor unseemly pride. The same tone prevails in the very detailed account of his care of President Eisenhower during his several illnesses; here, however, a hint of proud satisfaction creeps in, but only because his enhanced prestige allowed him to speak more effectively to the populace on the subject of heart disease and its prevention.

Like Elliott P. Joslin, another almost indestructible New England physician who

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