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In the preface to this textbook by 17 British authors, the senior editor, Sir John Conybeare, states that its aim is still to provide, within as small a compass and at as low a price as possible, the essentials of medicine. The total length of the volume has been kept below 1,000 pages, in spite of the fact that it discusses not only the topics usually included in American textbooks of medicine but also such subjects as diseases of infants, common diseases of the skin, examinations for life insurance, and the sulfonamides and antibiotics. As a result, some of the chapters are briefer and less comprehensive than those found in many American works. In addition to the text, this volume contains tables of normal laboratory values, normal height and weight for adult males, metric and apothecaries' equivalents, and relative effectiveness of antibiotics in various infections. With this edition there have
Textbook of Medicine by Various Authors. JAMA. 1952;150(16):1643–1644. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680160093041
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