May 1952

The Specialties in General Practice.

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Edited by Russell L. Cecil, M.D. Price, $14.50. Pp. 818, with 470 illustrations. W. B. Saunders Company, 218 W. Washington Sq., Philadelphia 5, 1951.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1952;89(5):858. doi:10.1001/archinte.1952.00240050172020

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Dr. Cecil and fourteen distinguished specialists have compiled a book designed to help the general practitioner solve the special problems he sees. An effort is made to enable the practitioner to establish at least a tentative diagnosis and to institute the best possible therapy without delay. Adequate warnings are included which indicate when a consultation with a specialist is needed. A discussion on follow-up care after the patient has been treated by a specialist is included.

Obviously, in any attempt to cover fourteen specialties in one volume, only the major problems in each specialty can be considered, and these only briefly. This has been done with great clarity and skill. All theoretical discussion has been omitted, and only facts are presented. The many tables, illustrations, and charts greatly enhance the value of the book.

This volume should serve the general practitioner as a valuable handbook for diagnosis and treatment of

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