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February 1950

Synopsis of Medicine.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1950;85(2):359. doi:10.1001/archinte.1950.00230080163011

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The new ninth edition of this well known book has grown to no less than 1,243 pages, but it is still a handy 12mo. It is indeed a synopsis, with a vast amount of material set down in one-two-three order, and should be invaluable for quick reference and orientation. Since there is no discussion, however, some of the unqualified statements and directions for therapy may actually be dangerous in the hands of those not already well qualified.

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