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April 1918

Book Review: A Textbook of the Practice of Medicine

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1918;XXI(4):564. doi:10.1001/archinte.1918.00090090144006

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This is essentially a textbook of internal medicine and diagnosis and as such will be welcomed by both medical students and practitioners.

The present, thirteenth, edition has been thoroughly revised, and several subjects entirely rewritten; and the presence of a thirteenth edition is sufficient to prove that it has met the requirements of the profession. In general the work is carefully compiled and up to date, convenient for reference and presents the material in an accessible form; being concise, and at the same time sufficiently elaborate for students.

The authors have been successful in their effort to correlate pathology and morbid physiology with the clinical and therapeutic aspects of disease and throughout the book emphasized the necessity of recognizing the interdependence of the two phases. In addition to a section on "Diseases of the Nervous System," there has been added a wealth of modern material on focal infection, kidney function

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