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A careful perusal of this little volume, subsequent to an unfavorable prejudice gained by reading the introductory note, completely substantiates the author's claims. Following is an abstract of the introductory note:
The author of this book ventures to claim for it a high degree of utility and originality. It is intended to serve several classes of students of medicine: First, the serious student in his clinical years taking the ordinary course for degree or license who wishes to know the topics and problems on which he should concentrate. Second, the student who has perhaps been disheartened by the difficulties and complexities of medical study and who wishes in a few months or weeks prior to his "final" to turn to something fresh and practical which has been almost specifically written for him. Third, the newly qualified practitioner about to embark on hospital or assistantship duties and who wants some pithy
Handbook of Medicine for Final Year Students.. JAMA. 1932;99(8):681. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740600073044