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Cecil Textbook of Medicine.
Review of General Internal Medicine. A Self-Assessment Manual.

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Sixteenth edition. Edited by Wyngaarden James B., Smith Lloyd H. Jr.. 2354 pages. W.B. Saunders Company; , Philadelphia: , 1982.. $65.00.
Second edition. Edited by Smith Lloyd H. Jr., Wyngaarden James B.. . 326 pages. W.B. Saunders Company; , Philadelphia: , 1982.. $19.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(2):270. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-98-2-270_1
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Any new edition of Cecil warrants close attention, particularly this one. The publisher bills it as Volume III of the International Textbook of Medicine, Volume I being Pathophysiology: The Biological Principles of Disease, edited by Lloyd H. Smith, Jr., and Samuel O. Thier; and Volume II being Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, edited by Abraham I. Brunde. Loyal Cecil fans need not fear: The appearance of the trio does not mean that the Textbook of Medicine has been pruned. For example, infectious diseases continue to be comprehensively covered. Even smallpox, whose eradication may rank as medicine's greatest achievement, has been


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