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This is an excellent and unusual textbook. It is intended primarily for the student and general practitioner—"to make readily available in simple form the essentials of the vast subject of internal medicine." This purpose is admirably achieved. The book is both compendious and comprehensive, and the authors, for the most part, have succeeded in combining a terse and business-like style with easy readability.
Innovations since the last edition include nearly 250 more pages; an increase in the number of contributing authors from 14 to 19; a detailed index at the beginning of each section; and the exclusive use of metric
Fundamentals of Internal Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. ;31:359–360. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-2-359
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(2):359-360.
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