Edited by Frank A. Craig, M.D., Associate Director of the Clinical and Sociological Department of the Henry Phipps Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. In two volumes. Cloth. Price, $15 net. Pp. 1871, with illustrations. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company, 1923.
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The authors of the articles in these volumes are well known in medical literature for their individual efforts. Many have made important contributions to medical literature. However, they have not made as favorable presentations of their subjects in this book as one would expect. In fact, there seems to be no valid reason for writing a book on diseases of middle life. So far it has not been shown that the afflictions of middle life vary much from those of early adult. True, many conditions begin to make their appearance in the third and fourth decade which later in life become serious. If a discussion of the subject, with the aim of emphasizing the importance of prophylaxis is the reason for presenting such a work, then the authors have not succeeded very well in their undertaking. For the most part, the articles are incomplete and inadequate. Some, such as the
Diseases of Middle Life. The Prevention, Recognition and Treatment of the Morbid Processes of Special Significance in This Critical Life Period. Comprising Twenty-Two Original Articles by Various Eminent Authorities. JAMA. 1924;83(6):465. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660060069035
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