Edited by Russell L. Cecil, M.D., ScD., and Robert F. Loeb, M.D., Bard Professor of Medicine, Columbia University, New York. Associate editors: Alexander B. Gutman, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Columbia University, New York, Walsh McDermott, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Cornell University, New York, Harold G. Wolff, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine (Neurology), Cornell University, New York. Eighth edition. Cloth. $12. Pp. 1627, with 204 illustrations. W. B. Saunders Company, 218 W. Washington Sq., Philadelphia 5; 7 Grape St., Shaftesbury Ave., London, W.C.2, 1951.
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This is a thoroughly revised edition of one of the classical teaching textbooks of medicine. The editors have accomplished the seemingly impossible task of including more subject matter, in the form of twenty new treatises, and shortening the text by 8%. This has been accomplished by the complete rewriting of many sections. Diseases have been regrouped according to etiology and the basic physiological, biochemical, and pathological factors discussed. Psychosomatic aspects are not neglected. Therapeutics are conservatively and generally handled. This is a thoroughly satisfactory textbook of medicine, excellent for teaching medical students or as a ready standard reference volume for the physician.
A Textbook of Medicine. JAMA. 1952;148(10):876. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930100094039