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December 1943

A Hundred Years of Medicine.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1943;30(6):817. doi:10.1001/archopht.1943.00880240135017

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This book was first published in an English edition by Dr. Wyndham E. B. Lloyd, a specialist in public health in England, and now appears in an American edition. The important medical advances are traced through the years, and to simplify the presentation the authors consider each contribution to medicine separately. The American edition differs much from the preceding one; while part I, which deals with the historical background, and chapters 10 to 19 of part II, on infectious diseases, by Dr. Lloyd, are unchanged except for some additions, the rest of this new edition has been rewritten by the American editor, Dr. C. D. Haagensen, surgeon and pathologist to Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

"A Hundred Years of Medicine" is written especially for the layman and the beginner in medicine. The authors have admirably succeeded in presenting a book "on the face of diseases," relieved of the

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