Sunday, September 17, 2006

Health Inspection As Applied to the Individual*

Every individual should be thoroughly inspected from time to time by a physician applying the resources of a complete physical examination, with chemical and microscopic observation of all obtainable secretions, in order to ascertain the standard of health of the individual.

No one would think of running a complicated machine without an annual inspection and overhauling of those slight defects which, if neglected, lead to a serious breakdown.

*A 100 year old case for the annual physical exam from JAMA, September 1, 1906

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