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May 7, 1932

The Practitioners Library of Medicine and Surgery. Volume I: Anatomy and Physiology as Applied to Practical Medicine. Volume II: The Technic of Physical and Laboratory Examination in Clinical Medicine

JAMA. 1932;98(19):1681. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730450075035

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The first two volumes of this tremendous series are now available. They cover anatomy and physiology and the technic of clinical medicine. The idea of covering the entire field of medicine in a single system is, of course, not new. In all systems of medicine there are inequalities regardless of the men selected to do the work. Dr. Blumer has chosen most wisely in selecting contributors, all being recognized as authorities in the fields they discuss.

A word may be said first as to the excellent form in which these volumes appear. They are handsomely bound in buckram. The type is large, the illustrations are numerous, many of them in colors, and the material is adequately broken up with headings and subheadings.

Although anatomy is covered in seven articles and physiology in twenty, the anatomic portion occupies 675 pages and the physiologic portion only 500. The articles on inheritance and

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