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January 1940

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

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1940;65(1):217. doi:10.1001/archinte.1940.00190070227018

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From the time of its first appearance in 1892, Osler's "Principles and Practice of Medicine" has been the most valued guide to the practice of medicine in the English language. Its use as a reference has been worldwide. This prestige has been maintained through subsequent editions prepared under Dr. Osler's hand and later under the hand of his student and friend Dr. McCrae. The new thirteenth edition is prepared by another former pupil and friend, Dr. Henry A. Christian, and fully maintains the standard set by the former editions. It is inevitable that extensive changes should be made. The text has been rewritten in part, to include the most recent advances in medical knowledge and practice. Some portions have been deleted, and extensive changes made which Dr. Osler would have been the first to make had he been preparing the edition. A student of the earlier text may feel a

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