October 1945

Trauma in Internal Diseases.

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By Rudolf A. Stern, M.D., assistant attending physician, City Hospital, New York. Price, $6.75. Pp. xxiv + 575. New York: Grune & Stratton, Inc., 1945.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1945;76(4):256. doi:10.1001/archinte.1945.00210340070012

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This book has an interesting history. There was printed in 1899 in Breslau a volume called "Ueber traumatische Entstehung innerer Krankheiten." Its author was Dr. Richard Stern, and it was a pioneer work in the field of traumatic medicine. It achieved success; a second edition appeared in 1907 and a third edition in 1929. The third edition, however, was pretty much a new book under an old title, put together by Rudolf Stern, who was the son of the original author.

This book might be termed the first American edition of Dr. Rudolf Stern's book, or possibly the fourth edition of his father's; for it is clearly modeled on the latest German edition, and much of it is a translation. By way of rejuvenation, certain new features have been added, and the bibliography has been brought up to date. On the whole, it gives a readable account of the European

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