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October 9, 1937

Trauma and Disease

JAMA. 1937;109(15):1224. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780410062027

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The contributors to this book are well chosen. They include Adair, Woodruff. Abbott, Crohn, de Takats, Ebaugh, Benjamin, Goetsch, Joslin, Root, Marble, Knox, Kraus, Eloesser, Ottenberg, Pemberton, Pollock, Roberts, Solomon, Steindler, White and Glendy. The subjects discussed include heart disease, peripheral vascular disorders, pulmonary disease, gastrointestinal, genito-urinary, obstetric and gynecologic diseases, mental disorders, diseases of the nervous system including neurosyphilis, bone diseases, chronic diseases of the joints, diseases of the spine, neoplasms, diabetes, disturbances of the thyroid glands and septicemia. The book is almost devoid of photographs, diagrams, charts and roentgenograms but is full of interesting theoretical and practical discussions. The profession should welcome the volume because it bridges the gaps between the clinical practitioner, the research man, the industrial and insurance doctors and the legal profession. Valuable and concise knowledge is provided for the specialist and should lead to better expert testimony and understanding in compensation and insurance

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