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November 24, 1934

A Manual of the Practice of Medicine Prepared Especially for Students

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By A. A. Stevens, A.M., M.D., Consulting Physician to St. Agnes Hospital, Philadelphia. Thirteenth edition. Cloth. Price, $3.50. Pp. 685, with 16 illustrations. Philadelphia & London: W. B. Saunders Company, 1934.

JAMA. 1934;103(21):1648. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750470070027

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The fact that this is the thirteenth edition attests the usefulness of this manual. The author has held to his original purpose to give to the book an elementary character and he has not added much to its size, although in this edition a number of new subjects appear for the first time. Some of these are massive collapse of the lung, psittacosis, hyperinsulinism, osteitis fibrosa cystica and agranulocytic angina. It must have been difficult for the author to keep the book so condensed, in view of the many important developments in medicine that have come about since the book was first published in 1892. The material under some subheadings is confined to a few lines, and that gives certain portions of the volume a character suggestive of a medical dictionary. The author has met the same difficulty that many other medical book writers have in that it is almost

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