vols 1-3, edited by Patrick C. Walsh, Alan B. Retik, Thomas A. Stamey, and E. Darracott Vaughan, Jr, 6th ed, 3150 pp, with illus, $350, ISBN 0-7216-3059-6, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders Co, 1992.
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