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The second edition of this deservedly well known book has retained in its general plan the form of the first edition in that, as well described in the preface, the basic principles of everyday problems in internal medicine have been factually reviewed, whereas controversial material and discussions of diseases only rarely encountered in the United States as well as discussions of technical procedures lying solely within the province of the specialist have been much condensed or omitted entirely. Throughout the book it would seem that diagnostic and therapeutic methods most readily adaptable for use in general practice have been stressed and the effort has been made within the limits set by the relatively small size of the volume to review and integrate the physiologic principles underlying these methods with discussions of the clinical aspects of the diseases in which they are employed. Much new and timely material has been added
Internal Medicine in General Practice. JAMA. 1948;138(3):251. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900030083043