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The first volume of the third edition of Osler's Modern Medicine, revised and enlarged, contains many features which stamp it as a valuable "bread and butter" volume for the general practitioner. The aim of the editor has been to "keep an even balance between the condensation of a textbook and the elaborate treatment of the monograph." The volume contains Osler's original introduction of the first edition on the Evolution of Internal Medicine, an interesting chapter from an historical standpoint which contains much useful but not strictly medical information; it is valuable chiefly because it reflects Osler's point of view, as Osier himself lived through the period in which internal medicine as such evolved into a strict specialty.
Many of the original contributors have died: Sir William Osler, John H. Musser, James Carroll, W. P. Dunbar, Isadore Dyer, John H. McCollum, M. Herzog, A. O. J. Kelly, John McCrae, and E.
Modern Medicine, Its Theory and Practice in Original Contributions by American and Foreign Authors.. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1926;37(3):451. doi:10.1001/archinte.1926.00120210156012