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This is a compendium designed to provide a handy and inexpensive summary for state board applicants, physicians, interns and nurses. The condensation has been so thorough that the author believes he has made available in one volume most of the fundamental principles of the science of medicine which ordinarily occupy several volumes. This has been possible through the extensive use of line drawings of the organs, areas and parts of the body and by a compact style of writing. The first chapter is on anatomy, the second on physiology, followed by biochemistry, pathology, bacteriology, preventive medicine, pharmacology and therapeutics, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery and medicine. Most of the chapters are followed by numerous questions with the page indicated where the answer will be found. A chapter contains questions asked in a recent examination by the National Board of Medical Examiners followed by brief answers or references to pages in the
Medical State and National Board Summary. JAMA. 1942;119(11):916. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830280062032