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Bourne and Stone's compendium suffers from the same ailment that has afflicted medical books in the past and that will afflict many in the future. The ambition of the authors and the range of the subject has impelled a cursory survey of many diseases; the limitation of the size of the book has resulted in a general superficiality. As a result, the product is in general unsatisfactory. Perhaps a conscious effort to write it down to the supposed level of the practitioner may have something to do with the obviously elementary character. Of the 370 odd pages, only 7 are devoted to the stomach, and none of the recent methods of analysis are even mentioned. The roentgen rays play no apparent rôle and of modern chemical analysis of the blood there is hardly a suggestion. The book offers nothing of value to the modern practitioner.
The Principles of Clinical Pathology in Practice. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1929;44(2):301. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archinte.1929.00140020149015
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