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June 1941

Diseases of the Digestive System.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1941;67(6):1288. doi:10.1001/archinte.1941.00200060191015

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This book is the most profusely illustrated medical text that the reviewer has yet seen. The author states that by the use of the many labeled and multicolored diagrams the student is enabled to obtain an association of ideas in every case. There is no question that the use of these illustrations will be a great help to those persons who have a good visual memory. Most of the diagrams are simple and quickly understood, while others, such as the one on page 347, are more intricate.

The discussion of the various diseases is done in an orderly and fairly complete manner, although in some instances, the dysenteries for example, the handling is sketchy.

In dealing with therapy, the author employs freely the proprietary names of various drugs which are not generally used in this country. There is, among other things, no reference to vitamin K in the discussion of

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