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Each of the books in this series is in outline form. Each disease or condition is discussed under etiology, pathology, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis; this arrangement, of course, is not followed in the book on histology and embryology. Obviously the outline method has serious limitations and cannot be considered sufficiently detailed to serve as an adequate guide to diagnosis and treatment. It would seem that these books would have their greatest usefulness in assisting preparation for some of the various types of examinations with which physicians are so commonly confronted.
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