April 1940

A Textbook of Medicine.

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By American Authors. Edited by Russell L. Cecil. Fourth edition. Price, $9. Pp. 1,614, with 42 illustrations. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1937.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1940;65(4):871. doi:10.1001/archinte.1940.00190100212012

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Cecil's "Textbook of Medicine" has established itself so solidly that the periodic appearance of new editions is taken as a matter of course. In this fourth edition the general scheme and format are preserved, and, as far as the reviewer can see, the various articles have been brought well up to date. The book is to be recommended especially as a miniature system of medicine, most of the articles being written by recognized authorities; but the large number of contributors makes one feel the lack of a uniform point of view. For purposes of general reference there is no better book.

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