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October 1944

A Hundred Years of Medicine

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1944;50(4):288. doi:10.1001/archderm.1944.01510160060025

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This book was originally published in London in 1936 as part of Duckworth's "one hundred years" series, and at that time it was written by W. E. B. Lloyd. The present volume has been changed in both context and scope. It has been greatly enlarged and the greater part of it rewritten, with emphasis on the American scene. An attempt to cover with a broad brush the medical history of the past one hundred years, to limit it to four hundred and forty-four pages and at the same time to avoid omission of important subjects is a difficult, if not impossible, task.

In the chapter on diseases of the heart (page 192, eleventh line from the bottom) Jean-Nicholas Corvisart is described as a distinguished pathologist, but no mention is made of the immense amount of clinical work done by him in cardiac diseases and physical diagnosis. Medical historians

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