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This second edition shows the results of the editors' devoted attention to the audience for which the volume is intended. Various specialists have contributed, always with the general practitioner in mind. The book is intended as a handy reference book and contains brief discriptions of various problems encountered in the fields in which the general practitioner usually works. It is not complete for the various specialties nor is it intended to be, as only the less serious but more commonly encountered problems are discussed. The book is amply illustrated and is offered in an easy-to-read style so that the reader, whether he is looking up something in minor surgery, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry, or any other subject, will not feel that he is "wading" through some deeply technical material but rather is receiving practical guidance for quick assimilation.
The Specialties in General Practice. JAMA. 1957;164(16):1855–1856. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980160127026
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