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February 27, 1937

Lecciones de patología médica. Tomo II

JAMA. 1937;108(9):756. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780090068032

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It is hard to review a book of this character because of the rather unusual form in which it has been compiled. As explained in the title page, these are a professor's lectures to his class as taken down by a stenographer, lacking in other words the final touches and polish which any work of such technical nature requires. Much of the criticism that could be aimed at this bulky volume probably arises from this cause. There is a lot of valuable, painstaking and perhaps too minute and often unmethodical pathologic information in these pages, especially on the kidneys (548 pages), but also on the nervous system and a number of its diseases, and various lung, heart, gallbladder and bowel conditions, including appendicitis and colitis. Much of it, however, seems rather incoordinated and unnecessarily prolix. Too much space appears also to be taken by the presentation of patients and the

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