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This, the first volume of a system of medicine by a group of Spanish-speaking authors, represents, in a way, a reaction against the all too frequent Spanish practice of depending for medical literature on translations from foreign sources. Pains has been taken to secure the cooperation of those authors admittedly most prominent in their respective fields. Thus, the chapter on cholera was written by Ferrán; that on tuberculosis by Verdes Montenegro; that on smallpox, measles and scarlet fever, by Sáinz de los Terreros, and that on syphilis by Sáinz de Aja (probably the best chapter in the whole book). The general editor, Dr. Fernández Martinez, favorably known as a gastro-enterologist and clinician, has contributed, among other chapters, those on typhoid fevers, kala-azar and relapsing fever. The book is well printed on large size, good paper, and is splendidly illustrated. A rather new feature is a brief, practical summary of surgical
Tratado Iberoamericano de Medicina Interna. JAMA. 1922;79(18):1543. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640180077039
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