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One might think that the 19th edition of a text, particularly one that follows the 18th by just 4 years, would be a comparatively simple update encompassing the advances within the interval. Some areas do little more than polish and amplify (Sections 6, 7, and 9), whereas others ("Psychiatry in Medicine"), have been completely rewritten. To some degree this reflects shifts in authorship among Johns Hopkins' faculty in keeping with the basic philosophy of this textbook to encompass the current medical practice of that one institution. Nevertheless, substantial change and addition have occurred as indicated by the fact that this
The Principles and Practice of Medicine.The Practice of Medicine: A Self-Assessment Guide.. Ann Intern Med. ;85:699–700. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-5-699_3
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