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June 1950

Fundamentals of Internal Medicine.

Am J Dis Child. 1950;79(6):1151. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1950.04040011170022

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The third edition of this excellent text continues to maintain the high standard established by previous editions. The enlarged chapter on electrocardiography not only discusses the clinical aspects of the subject but emphasizes theoretic considerations. This chapter would be excellent reading for any beginner in electrocardiography.

The special chapters on chemotherapy, antibiotics and inhalation therapy are valuable because they prevent needless repetition of these methods of treatment throughout the book. Most of the sections dealing with treatment are brief, which is an advantage rather than a disadvantage, since no important fundamentals are omitted. Therapy is advised with good judgment and conservatism. Recent developments in the use of new agents such as folic acid, urethane and nitrogen mustards are all included.

Summaries of important details printed in bold type and tables of differential diagnosis are a valuable feature. This reviewer feels that the volume continues to be a valuable book for

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