May 7, 1927

The Specialties in General Practice.

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Compiled by Francis W. Palfrey, M.D., Instructor in Medicine at Harvard University. Cloth. Price, $6.50. Pp. 748. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1927.

JAMA. 1927;88(19):1506. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680450050037

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An unusual volume which should be particularly useful to the general practitioner is this collaboration of faculty members of the Medical School of Harvard University. The book is planned to provide the general practitioner or even the specialist with a reference to the more frequent conditions observed in medical specialties. The editor of the book has taken as his share of the task the provision of a point of view which is essentially that of the general practitioner. A study of the contents of the volume reveals information in outline such as formerly constituted the little handbooks on the specialties in medicine that provided a modicum of information on many topics. The considerations are marked by an evenness of presentation and handling that indicates good editorial supervision. There is also an avoidance of duplication, which adds to the compactness of the work. In every sense of the word, this is

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