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June 9, 1951

Taschenbuch der inneren Medizin

JAMA. 1951;146(6):606. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670060082032

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This little pocketbook measures 5 by 7 inches and is described on the jacket as designed to present the entire knowledge of internal medicine in epitomized form. The contents, in 18 sections, cover diseases of the lungs, pleura, blood vessels, heart, blood-forming organs, upper and lower digestive tract, liver, biliary system, pancreas, kidneys, lower urinary organs, locomotor system, endocrine system, and also diseases due to animal parasites, disorders of metabolism, infectious diseases and the commoner poisons. In addition, there is a table of notifiable infectious diseases, which in the United States, however, varies from state to state, and the incubation period of the infectious diseases is listed in another table.

The descriptions of the various diseases usually follow a fixed order covering their origin, symptomatology, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. The attempt to include the entire field of internal medicine in so cramped a space means considerable compression, though the author

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