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June 23, 1951

A Textbook of the Practice of Medicine

JAMA. 1951;146(8):764. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670080072032

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The present edition of this excellent textbook of general medicine by 31 British authors, contains many additions and revisions. New articles have been added on antibiotics, sulfonamides, injuries from nuclear fission, cervical intervertebral discs, rehabilitation of paraplegics, South American blastomycosis, filaria, Reiter's disease, chronic intermittent juvenile jaundice, paroxysmal proctalgia, calcified pericardium, diaphragmatic hernia, and other subjects. Numerous articles have been partially or entirely rewritten, and changes in classification and nomenclature have been made. Data on the newer antibiotics such as aureomycin, chloramphenicol (chloromycetin®), terramycin hydrochloride, and viomycin are not included, nor is mention made of cortisone or pituitary adrenocorticotropic hormone. Many recent advances in treatment are included, however. The volume has the advantage over many textbooks of medicine that it has a section devoted entirely to skin diseases. Few of. the sections have photographs or diagrams, but the section on clinical electrocardiography is well illustrated. The entire book is well

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