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December 9, 1950

Einführung in die innere Medizin

JAMA. 1950;144(15):1320. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920150094041

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This textbook on internal medicine is not so brief as a quiz compend nor so voluminous as a fully detailed textbook, which is sometimes so detailed as to be confusing to medical students. The work is based on the author's experience as a teacher and practitioner and may, as he suggests, be useful in orienting medical students entering their clinical years and also as a quick reference to the essential facts for general practitioners. The fact that only eight years have elapsed between the first and fourth editions betokens the work's popularity. The book has a detailed table of contents covering 14 pages which, in general, is arranged by systems or organs. In addition, there are sections on the infections, contagious and noncontagious, on the animal parasites of man and on the common chemical poisons. The space devoted to the discussion of each disease varies with the author's estimation of

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