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September 23, 1944

Human Constitution in Clinical Medicine

JAMA. 1944;126(4):266. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850390064033

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This book is designed primarily for students, to give them an insight into the human constitution as it plays a role in clinical medicine. However, the practitioner will find it exceedingly interesting even though he will have to review some of his basic sciences to understand much of the discussion. From the cultural point of view it is a healthy addition to medical literature, but from a practical standpoint one seriously questions the need for such exact measurements of a group of patients with pernicious anemia, duodenal ulcer, acute rheumatic fever, migraine, toxemia of pregnancy, gallbladder disease, carcinoma of the breast and carcinoma of the uterus. It is hoped that the authors in teaching this material to their students do not hold them too strictly accountable for the details of the textbook but teach the course with the distinct impression that it is something they have been vitally interested in,

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