By Jonathan Campbell Meakins, M.D., LL.D. Price $10. Pp. 1,343, with 505 illustrations, 35 in color. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1936.
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One must welcome this new addition to the ever increasing number of textbooks on the practice of medicine. Physically the work is a substantially bound volume of 1,310 pages, exclusive of the index. There are 505 figures, an unusually large number, 35 of them being in color. To quote the author: "This is a pictorial age and many factual data are capable of graphic records. Therefore, I have diverted from the usual custom in text books on the practice of medicine and have inserted many illustrations with the hope that these may be more informative than a word description." The figures are aptly chosen to depict the important physical signs, microscopic and gross pathologic pictures, endocrine disturbances and roentgen findings fundamental to a complete and clear understanding of the problems.
This is particularly true of the colored plates, which illustrate, for the most part, the types of cyanosis, oral lesions,
The Practice of Medicine. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1937;60(1):176–177. doi:10.1001/archinte.1937.00180010181015
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