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February 1923


Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1923;31(2):302. doi:10.1001/archinte.1923.00110140154015

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The usual single volume standard practice of medicine must necessarily briefly define and describe and give the treatment of a very large number of diseases and conditions. It is intermediary between the quiz compends and the larger systems of medicine, and certainly has great practical value for the student and busy practitioner. This book follows the usual plan and is comprehensive, concise and up to date. The bibliography is incomplete and poorly given; but in a work of this kind a bibliography is not essential or even necessary. Large numbers of prescriptions are given, and one questions the advisability of this, as the exact amounts and proportions of the ingredients might be thought to be indicated in each and every case. Perhaps it is impossible for one who has written largely on the subject of materia medica to refrain from including such formulas. The sections on treatment may be somewhat

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