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April 1933

Textbook of Medicine.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1933;51(4):641. doi:10.1001/archinte.1933.00150230156014

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The general character of the book is the same as in the previous edition, there being sections on dermatology, pediatrics, tropical medicine, diseases of the nervous system and general medicine. Practically one fourth of the space is given over to the nervous system. There are four additional contributors, making a total of fourteen, but the editor contributes by and large the greater portion of the material. No orderly manner is followed in dividing the book into sections or divisions for the various authors. More space is devoted to physiology and laboratory procedure than is done in books of the same scope by American authors.

When it is realized how great a field the book attempts to cover, it is evident that the subject matter must be very limited and in many instances must reach the proportions of an outline. Possibly it may have a place in the library of the

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