March 1946

A Synopsis of Medicine.

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By Sir Henry Letheby Tidy, K.B.E., M.A., M.D., B.Ch. (Oxon.), F.R.C.P. (Lond.). Eighth edition. Price, $7.50. Pp. 1,215. Baltimore: The Williams & Wilkins Company; Bristol: John Wright & Sons, Ltd., 1945.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1946;77(3):366. doi:10.1001/archinte.1946.00210380131010

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It is rather interesting to note that in the preface to the first edition of this book, which appeared in 1920, the author stated that there was a long interruption due to the war, the book appearing several years after the original date of its intended publication. In the eigthth, and present, edition it is noted that the revision of this edition has been accomplished with difficulty; "... the premises of the publisher have been twice damaged severely by enemy action, on one occasion unfortunately with serious loss of life. Several thousands of copies of a reprint were destroyed by enemy action." It seems remarkable that this book of Tidy's has successfully survived two world wars, both of which interfered materially with its publication.

This is a standard synopsis which has been used for many years by practitioners and students of medicine. The reviewer has little quarrel with the author concerning

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