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June 21, 1952

Internal Medicine: Its Theory and Practice

JAMA. 1952;149(8):795. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930250077033

This is the first edition of this well-known medical text to be published since Dr. Musser's death. Although the general format and arrangement have been maintained, Dr. Wohl, with the assistance of 80 illustrious contributors, has produced what is almost a new book. The text is designed primarily for the medical student and the physician engaged in general practice. Particular attention has been directed to the clinical aspects of diseases, but, since an understanding of the clinical manifestations requires some knowledge of physiology, biochemistry, and pathology, the contributors have endeavored to integrate these sciences with bedside medicine.

In addition to the usual sections on infectious diseases, physical and chemical agents, diseases of nutrition, metabolism and endocrine glands, diseases of allergy and collagen diseases, systemic diseases, and diseases of the nervous system, there are two unique sections. One is on geriatrics and rehabilitation and the other on the psychosomatic aspects of

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