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A Diffident Doctor

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2013 - Winter


by Hugh L. Moffet, M.D. ’57 (Two Harbors Press) The author’s personal story presents a snapshot of history, culture, politics, and major events during the time span from his early childhood in Illinois in the 1930s to medical school at Yale, a pediatrics practice in Wisconsin, and retirement in Nevada beginning in 1998. The author’s presentation of American medical practice over the past 50-plus years reveals changes in diagnostic methods and medications—as well as in infectious diseases themselves.

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