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The eighth edition of "Harrison" maintains the standards that we have the right to associate with a textbook that has survived for 27 years and that has been translated into eight languages. It is true that popularity does not equate with excellence and, indeed, the first edition was considered to be an unconventional book. It attempted a unified approach by presenting the principles of internal medicine. The editors stated that a textbook of medicine should recapitulate the steps and the processes of thinking by which a physician reaches a diagnosis—verily a "problem-solving" approach, years in advance of the popularity of
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. ;87:128. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-1-128
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(1):128.
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