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In volume 4, diseases of the respiratory and circulatory systems are discussed, and in it the high standard of the previous volumes of this series is maintained. While this edition loses none of the charm associated with the list of notable contributors of the original edition, it has been effectively brought up to date. It contains chapters written by Morris, Christian, Hoover, Herrick, Babcock, Howard, Gibson, Osler, Lewis, Maude Abbott and others well known in medical literature. Each chapter covers the subject thoroughly, the whole being a complete general treatise of the diseases of the respiratory and circulatory systems. The chapter on the "Rate and Mechanism of the Heart Beat" by Sir Thomas Lewis is a presentation of electrocardiography stated in simple terms and without undue emphasis on the clinical value of this observed phenomenon and in such terms that the general practitioner can readily grasp it. The chapter on
Modern Medicine: Its Theory and Practice.. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1928;41(5):766. doi:10.1001/archinte.1928.00130170153014