February 1951

Principles of Internal Medicine.

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By T. R. Harrison, M.D. Price, $12. Pp. 1,590, with 245 illustrations. The Blakiston Company (Division of Doubleday & Co., Inc.), 1012 Walnut St., Philadelphia 5, 1950.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1951;87(2):326. doi:10.1001/archinte.1951.03810020148021

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This is an excellent textbook and an important addition to any physician's library. The style of presentation is new and progressive. The contributors are adequately qualified.

Briefly, this book is divided into seven sections. After an introductory paragraph about the taking of the history, the physical examination, the relative importance of the laboratory and technical aids and the management of the patient, there is a general discussion of the cardinal manifestations of disease, including a thorough review of pain and its localization, weakness, dyspnea, jaundice and urinary symptoms. In the next part, much space is given to a consideration of basic physiological principles.

The remainder of the book is devoted to disease entities considered under the headings of reactions to stress and antigens, metabolic and endocrine disorders, disorders due to chemical and physical agents, diseases due to biologic agents and diseases of organ systems.

There is much useful information here

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