December 1932

Classic Descriptions of Disease.

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By Ralph H. Major, M.D., Professor of Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine. Price, $4.50. Pp. 630, with 130 illustrations. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas, 1932.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1932;50(6):960. doi:10.1001/archinte.1932.00150190162016

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This book introduces one to the history of internal medicine in a most attractive manner. It republishes the original descriptions of many familiar clinical entities, methods of clinical diagnosis and methods of treatment. Practically the entire field of medicine and its development are covered from Hippocrates, with his description of the Hippocratic facies, to such recent work as the description of the early experiments with the use of insulin by Banting and Best, or the results of the administration of liver to the first group of patients with pernicious anemia so treated and reported by Minot. Each author mentioned has been selected carefully and represents a physician who has contributed observations of fundamental importance to the growth of knowledge in some particular field of internal medicine, and each quotation has been well chosen and is labeled with an accurate reference stating where the original is to be found. A short,

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