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October 31, 1966

Principles of Internal Medicine

Author Affiliations

Philadelphia

 

edited by T. R. Harrison et al, ed 5; 1874 pp, with illus, $22.50, New York: Blakiston Division, McGrawHill Book Co., 1966.

JAMA. 1966;198(5):565. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03110180109042

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Abstract

It was well worth waiting for! The last edition had become superannuated at an age of 6, and academic Harrisonophils had been forced to recommend other tests to their students. No criticism is implied in this, however, since I realize the herculean task involved in bringing a book such as this as nearly up-to-date as possible in an era of such fantastically rapid progress.

The editors and authors (increased in number this time from 98 to 136!) have done a magnificent job. Quantitatively, there has been an increase in textual pages from 1782 to 1816. Despite this, the publisher has been able to give us a volume weighing approximately 2 lb less than the previous one, which, in turn weighed a little less than its main competitor This achievement is the result of lighter, yet sufficiently tear-resistant paper.

Qualitatively the changes are extensive and excellent. There has been a greater

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