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April 21, 1951

Savill's System of Clinical Medicine Dealing with the Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment of Disease for Students and Practitioners

JAMA. 1951;145(16):1304. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920340082038

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This well known book provides a helpful and probably as up-to-date a treatise as can be found today when authors and publishers cannot keep up with changing therapeutics. While it is of English origin, the book contains much that will make it welcome to American teachers and students. It is written in a friendly, almost informal way with a minimum of wasted words and yet a wealth of helpful hints. There are ample illustrations for a general book of this type, and the reader can profit from them. There is surprisingly little difference in terminology from that now employed in the United States, although it does now seem strange to see a discussion of neurasthenia. While this book probably will be more widely accepted by the British, it unquestionably will have a fair following in the United States, in spite of the many other excellent books that are now available

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