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February 10, 1940

Treatment of Some Common Diseases (Medical and Surgical)

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By Various Authors. Edited by T. Rowland Hill, M.D., M.R.C.P., Physician to the Southend General Hospital, London. Cloth. Price, $5. Pp. 398, with 90 illustrations. Baltimore: William Wood & Company, 1939.

JAMA. 1940;114(6):517. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810060063028

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The twenty-one authors of this book are not perhaps among those British practitioners whose names are best known in American medical circles nor is the Southend General Hospital of which they are staff members particularly famed on our side of the Atlantic; it is therefore quite enjoyable to welcome from this group and hospital a pleasing little book. The twenty-six subjects covered seem, to be sure, to have been chosen quite at random, as though each man had simply elected to write on a topic in which he was much interested, but the style is on the whole quite pleasing and the book certainly fulfils the editor's wish that it be looked on merely as a small volume to be taken down and read from time to time by practitioner and student.

The subjects included are angina pectoris, heart failure, pleurisy, bronchopulmonary suppuration, anemia, cerebral vascular disease, digestive disorders of

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