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October 10, 1936

Lehrbuch der inneren Medizin

JAMA. 1936;107(15):1247. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770410069036

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This appears just two years after the second edition. Every effort has been made to bring the book to date. A new chapter has been added on pathologic heredity of internal diseases written by Professor Siebeck. The chapter on general therapy by Professor Staehelin has been completely rewritten and the chapters on the diseases of the respiratory tract, metabolism, muscles, bones and joints have been thoroughly revised. The book is well illustrated and the roentgenograms, especially in the chapter on respiratory diseases, written by Assmann, himself a foremost radiologist, deserve favorable mention. There is an exhaustive subject index; an author's index is missing. The textbook in its present form fulfils its purpose as a valuable source of information for the student and the practitioner. The specialist probably will find his respective field not covered thoroughly enough and the literature, especially American, not completely considered. As a whole, however, the difficult

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