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December 1965

Psychological and Allergic Aspects of Asthma.

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Edited by Michael L. Hirt, PhD, with a foreword by Ethan Allan Brown, MRCS, LRCP. Price, $10.50. Pp 296, with no illustrations. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill 62703, 1965.

Arch Intern Med. 1965;116(6):954-955. doi:10.1001/archinte.1965.03870060152033

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It is difficult enough to edit and compile a volume consisting of a number of chapters by different authors who are writing specifically for the work at hand, who have been assigned different topics to cover, and whose style of writing is clear and similar so that there is reasonable uniformity among the contributors. How much more difficult, if not impossible, it is to attain a reasonable uniformity among the contributors when the authors are not available. The phrase, "reasonable uniformity among contributors," is quoted directly from an editorial which appeared in the August 31, 1963, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association on "Books of Multiple Authorship." The editorial goes on to say, It would be indeed a peculiar house with one wall in clapboards, another in Georgian brick, a third in stucco. There need not be a rigid uniformity that hobbles the author and bores the

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