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April 5, 1913

The Principles and Practice of Medicine.

JAMA. 1913;60(14):1100. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340140062028

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This classic in medical literature has undergone another of its periodical revisions in pursuance of the author's expressed ambition to keep it up to date. The rapid advances in the knowledge of many diseases, particularly the infectious diseases, has necessitated many changes which the author with able assistants has endeavored to make. The subjects have been rearranged and in many instances have been almost entirely rewritten. The publishers have changed the size of the page and have made the margins narrower. In this respect the book is not improved in appearance, It would be presumptuous to attempt to criticize the text of this standard work on practice, yet there are many who will still feel that the matter of treatment is regrettably brief. The enormous experience and the good judgment of the author, which have made the work so valuable as it is, would seem to fit him especially to

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