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Under such editorship and with such a list of contributors as is presented, one is justified in expecting a work that differs from the conventional type. Ordinarily works of this type occupy a mid-position between a textbook and such larger works as Allbutt's or Osler's System. They follow conventional lines, try to avoid both extremes of too much and too little detail, and generally are nothing more than this. They rarely stimulate thought. In all of them certain articles are good and others are poor.
In reviewing this first volume one may ask why certain articles are included; but they are without exception interesting and stimulating. For example, one may ask why seventy-five pages on "Aviation Medicine" are included in a work on general medicine. The article covers the qualifications for air service, methods of examination, accidents, experimental work on aviators and the like; all interesting, but why give up
THE OXFORD MEDICINE.. Arch NeurPsych. 1921;5(3):355–357. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1921.02180270131009
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