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After a short but excellent introductory chapter on the art and science of medicine, the importance of the patient's history and physical examination is emphasized repeatedly. The reader is frequently reminded that the practice of medicine is both an art and a science.
In addition to the usual chapters on allergy and clinical immunology, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology and metabolism, gastroenterology, hematology, infectious diseases, nephrology, neurology, oncology, and rheumatology, there are good short chapters on geriatric medicine and toxicology. There is, however, no chapter on medical genetics, a field that is assuming more importance in general medicine today. Little attention is
Textbook of General Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. ;99:576–577. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-4-576_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(4):576-577.
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