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September 15, 1951

A Review of Medicine by Members of the Faculty, Northwestern University Medical School.

JAMA. 1951;147(3):285. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670200077034

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This large volume is essentially an outline of clinical medicine, including surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, and the various medical and surgical specialties, intended to assist medical students in preparing for examinations and to provide interns, residents, and general practitioners with a ready source of reference for a wide variety of medical problems. The value of the work appears to be established, since it has gone through so many editions over a period of 18 years.

The first edition (1934) consisted of material given in a series of lectures at Northwestern to prepare students for the annual examinations for the Cook County Hospital internship. Through subsequent editions, new subjects and new sections were added, extraneous material was deleted, and the format was modified. A complete revision and reorganization was accomplished with the fourth edition, in 1940. This edition is, again, essentially a new book. New sections have been incorporated, other sections

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