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October 1971

McGraw-Hill Encylopedia of Science and Technology, ed 3.

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Chicago

 

Fifteen volumes. Price, $360. McGraw-Hill Book Co, 320 W 42nd St, New York 10036.

Arch Intern Med. 1971;128(4):644. doi:10.1001/archinte.1971.00310220152032

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This third edition of the most complete and authoritative science reference ever published demands recognition by every physician. More than 2,500 experts, including many Nobel prize winners, contributed to the 15 excellently bound, highly readable volumes which are kept up-to-date by a series of yearbooks. The borders of modern medicine are limitless: molecular biology is now upon us and many articles refer to subjects ranging from high temperature physics to ecology. It is a pleasure to use this encyclopedia to obtain clearly written information outside of one's field of specialization. With over 12,000 photographs and an entire index volume, this work is very easy to utilize. Many articles bear directly on medicine and closely related subjects. It is both a vocation and an avocation to read this work. For example, there are over 110 articles on modern meteorology, over 90 on solid state physics, over 250 on organic chemistry, and

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