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January 1942

Therapeutisches Taschenbuch.

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By P. Mühlens, M.D., Director of the Institute for Tropical Disease, Hamburg, Germany. Second edition. Price, 1.50 marks. Pp. 76, with 20 illustrations. Leipzig: Georg Thieme, 1941.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1942;69(1):164. doi:10.1001/archinte.1942.00200130174021

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The first edition of this booklet came out in 1939. The Journal of the American Medical Association acknowledged its appearance (114:917 (March 9) 1940) and seemed somewhat scandalized by its short skirts. The Journal termed the little volume too brief and sketchy and suggested that here was an attempt at oversimplification of a serious subject. Evidently this hussy had more appeal than was strictly commendable in the society of good medical books, however, for the author says that the first edition of 2,000 copies was gobbled up within a year of its printing.

The second edition has now been published, and no doubt the book will once again captivate many readers with its brusqueness of style and its abbreviated costume. It pretends to do no more than give a bird's-eye view of the most common tropical diseases and their treatment. The serious student of tropical medicine can properly object

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