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In 1950, when Harrison's first appeared, reviewers were not impressed. After praising Part One ("Cardinal Manifestations of Disease"), a review in The New England Journal of Medicine noted, "[i]f the last thousand pages had never been printed, the loss to the medical profession would have been minor and easily offset by other texts," and that the book would be "impressive on the doctor's shelf" but "is too large and awkward for the practitioner." A reviewer in Annals of Internal Medicine wrote that after page 770, "one could wish that the authors had laid down their pens" and that they "have
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. ;106:918. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-6-918_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(6):918.
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