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September 1939

Practice of Medicine.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1939;64(3):659. doi:10.1001/archinte.1939.00190030252017

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The appearance of a new edition of a textbook about two years after the original edition was presented to the medical public indicates that the book was favorably received by the profession. It can be well understood why this is the case. Meakins has written a book on the practice of medicine which in the first edition had many things to commend it and a few features that might be criticized. In the second edition some changes, which on more mature consideration the author thought advisable, have been made, but they are few and far between. The original edition was so comprehensive and so well done that few alterations were necessary.

A feature thought most commendable in the first edition has been continued of course in the second, namely, a discussion of the symptoms and symptomatology of disease in the various systems of the body.

The explanation of the mechanism

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