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September 3, 1955

A Textbook of Medicine

JAMA. 1955;159(1):91. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960180093037

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The popularity of this classic textbook is attested by the fact that, since its first appearance in 1927, it has undergone eight revisions. As in the past, the authors have combined the physiological and biochemical aspects of disease with the actual description of the disease. Thirty-nine subjects not covered in previous editions have been added; many of the old sections have been rewritten by new contributors; and some sections have been transferred to a more appropriate grouping. The imposing list of 172 contributors includes the outstanding authorities in the various fields covered. The book is well illustrated, with some of the plates reproduced in color. The two-column page makes for greater ease in reading. References are included at the end of each subject. The indexing is exceptionally complete. This edition should easily gain the enthusiastic reception accorded to its predecessors.

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