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The authors set forth to ". . . include diagnostic essentials, definitions of disease entities and brief discussions of etiology, pathogenesis, clinical findings, differential diagnosis, complications, and course and prognosis as well as basic coverages of treatment and therapeutic advances." This would sound like a textbook, but it is much less detailed. It is considerably fuller than a handbook. This intermediate state is strikingly comparable to that of some compact automobiles, leaving one to wonder whether the gains consequent on modest shrinkage compensate for the losses.
The book deals primarily with internal medical disorders, but the usefulness to practicing physicians
Current Diagnosis and Treatment.. Ann Intern Med. ;57:330. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-57-2-330_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;57(2_Part_1):330.
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