February 1932

The Practice of Medicine.

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By A. A. Stevens. Third edition. Cloth. Price, $8, net. Pp. 1150, with illustrations. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1931.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1932;49(2):343-344. doi:10.1001/archinte.1932.00150090173018

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The new edition of Stevens' "Practice of Medicine," while retaining the briefer one volume form of previous editions as compared to the more bulky systems, and adhering to the general form of presentation made familiar by Osler's single volume textbook, has been thoroughly deleted of all work not in accord with modern conceptions of medicine and has been brought thoroughly up to date.

In the broader subjects, such as pneumonia and typhoid, extensive revisions and additions have been made, giving a thorough contemporary presentation of those subjects. A great many sections have been completely rewritten, including those on such diseases as icterus, ulcerative colitis, agranulocytic angina, nephrosis, the anemias, coronary occlusion and undulant fever, to mention a few representative cases. New subjects include psittacosis, toxoid prophylaxis of diphtheria, immunization to measles, antitoxin in erysipelas, parathyroid dysfunction and others of equal interest.

The subject matter is divided under the headings of

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