July 1931

The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of Practitioners and Students of Medicine.

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Originally written by the late Sir William Osler, Bt., M.D., F.R.S. Eleventh edition. Revised by Thomas McCrae, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. Price, $7.50. Pp. 1,237. New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1930.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1931;48(1):170. doi:10.1001/archinte.1931.00150010175013

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The eleventh edition of Osler's "Principles and Practice of Medicine," as revised by Dr. Thomas McCrae, hews to the line in presenting the fundamentals of medicine, principally adapted for the use of the medical student, but equally valuable for the general practitioner as a work of ready reference.

In revising the work, Dr. McCrae has been confronted by the difficult task of deciding how much of the new has earned the right to displace the old in keeping the work up to date and yet compressed into the confines of a not too bulky single volume. Traditionally, a definite and apparently successful effort has been made to retain everything that was characteristic of Osler. This text was one of the great interests of Osler's life, and the present edition has lost none of the original Osler flavor; this is its chief charm. Although much new material has been added, a

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