November 1927

A Text-Book of Medicine. By 130 American Authors.

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Edited by Russell L. Cecil, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Cornell University, Medical School, New York. Price, $9. Cloth. Pp. 1,500, with illustrations. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1927.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1927;40(5):740-741. doi:10.1001/archinte.1927.00130110170016

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This book should prove especially acceptable to students of medicine, since most of the contributors are teachers in university medical schools. The book is easily the equal of any, and it is superior in many respects to most of the textbooks of a single volume prepared by one author. This is true in part, because, as the editors state, the rapid growth of medical science during the last few years has made it almost impossible for one person to master the entire field. It is safe to predict the wide use of this text in medical colleges. Physicians will find it an authoritative and up-to-date work, presenting in concise manner material that would otherwise be available only in bulky systems of medicine.

Each disease or group of diseases is discussed by a writer particularly interested in that subject. There are 130 American contributors, each of whom is a student or

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