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December 20, 1930


JAMA. 1930;95(25):1936. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720250058034

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Medicine in the British Isles. By Sir D'Arcy Power, K.B.E., F.R.C.S., Honorary Librarian at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Clio Medica, a series of primers in the history of medicine. Cloth. Price, $1.50. Pp. 84. New York: Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., 1930.

These two contributions will be greeted with pleasure by all those who love medical history for itself alone or who want their medical history in an easily readable, compact form. The books are essentially monographs of some twenty thousand words. That they do not deal entirely with subjects that are obsolete is apparent by the book by Power, which provides not only a history of the development of medicine in the British Isles but also a picture of the practice of medicine in Great Britain today. Moreover, this, as well as the other book, is supplemented by a bibliography that means much to those who care

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