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June 17, 1950

Einführung in die innere Medizin

JAMA. 1950;143(7):692. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910420080042

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Abstract

By dint of a judicious use of large pages, some fine print, a careful choice of material and utmost concreteness of expression, the author of this textbook has achieved a comprehensive and altogether commendable coverage of the field of internal medicine. Emphasis is on diagnosis, symptomatology, pathologic physiology and prognosis. The recommendations for treatment tend to be vague and general, no distinction is made between generic and proprietary names for drugs, and these names are commonly abbreviated while personal names are spread out. These continental customs are, of course, well established, but it is time that their wisdom was questioned. In every other respect the book combines the results of a profound knowledge of the subject with a most painstaking thoroughness of presentation; it is remarkably free from errors, well illustrated, beautifully bound and carefully indexed. It will be a useful source of information and suggestions to students and practitioners

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