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March 1944

Internal Medicine in General Practice.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1944;73(3):269. doi:10.1001/archinte.1944.00210150072016

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This is a textbook of medicine that begins at a little higher level than the textbook for students. It attempts to do what the title indicates, namely, to present a postgraduate course in medicine for general practitioners. It does this reasonably well. It covers a surprisingly wide range of subjects in a rather abbreviated fashion and points out the salient diagnostic features of and the therapeutic pitfalls that lie in various diseases. It reviews the detail of history taking and of physical diagnosis and is well up-to-date on its coverage of new disease entities and new therapeutic agents. The book will be of considerable value to the busy wartime general practitioner, and it is pointed out in the foreword that it may serve a purpose among physicians in the armed services when they are called on to meet situations with which they are not entirely familiar.

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