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July 1956

The Complete Medical Guide.

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By Benjamin F. Miller, M.D. Price, $4.95. Pp. 913, with more than 150 illustrations. Simon and Schuster, 630 Fifth Ave., New York 20, 1956.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1956;98(1):122-124. doi:10.1001/archinte.1956.00250250128023

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There is no satisfying the great thirst of the layman for medical information and medical action. To this end we have much of the energy of the Boy Scout movement directed at first aid, courses on hygiene and health in grammar schools, a great host of medical articles written for the laymen in popular lay journals, and a vast and growing collection of medical books by physicians addressed to the laymen. Any medical book which declares itself complete is sure to be out of date before it has gone to press. Though this is true of a book for laymen, it is not so important, for probably there will be no new medical information based on any current discovery which the laymen should have to save his life.

While Benjamin Miller's new book doesn't have all the answers, it has a great many of them. It will be a great

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