May 1950

Lehrbuch der inneren Medizin.

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By various authors. Sixth and seventh editions. Pp. 981. Springer-Verlag OHG, Mölkerbastei 5, Vienna I; Neuenheimer Landstrasse 24, Heidelberg, and Jebensstrasse 1, Berlin-Charlottenburg 2, 1949.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1950;85(5):890-891. doi:10.1001/archinte.1950.00230110165014

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These two volumes represent the sixth and seventh editions of this work. The contents cover all phases of internal medicine, and the sections are written by various professors of internal medicine in Germany. The subject matter is presented in the classic form and gives one an insight to the postwar medical thought in Germany. Certain sections, especially the introduction by Professor Seibeck, entitled "The Concept and Place of Medicine," are particularly worth while reading.

Prior to the discussion of the infectious diseases there is a chapter on the general therapy of these diseases, to which some 15 pages are allocated. This method of presentation is instructive and could be used with profit in some of our American texts. It is of interest that in discussing subacute bacterial endocarditis the author, after outlining the use of penicillin, states that in many cases the drug will not be available and advises the

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