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March 1950

Textbook of Medicine.

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Ninth edition. By various authors. Price, $8.00. Pp. 875, with 28 illustrations. Williams & Wilkins Company, Mount Royal and Guilford aves., Baltimore 2, 1949.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1950;85(3):543. doi:10.1001/archinte.1950.00230090180013

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Sir John Conybeare and his associates, in the main of Guy's Hospital, London, have revised their classic textbook extensively. The ninth edition appears in a new format and is a concise and readable summary of the field of internal medicine; it differs from similar but somewhat more extensive American texts in that some space is allotted also to diseases of infants and to dermatology. The book is characterized by its emphasis on diagnosis by clinical study, with only minimal discussions of highly technical laboratory procedures, and by its relative brevity. It contains 856 pages of easily legible single column type. These features make it a convenient point of departure for students who often tend to get lost when introduced to clinical medicine by our more comprehensive American texts, and American practitioners will find it a stimulating and refreshing summary of the medical views of our British colleagues. Because the book

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