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Medicine for the Practicing Physician.

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Edited by Hurst J. Willis.  and others. 1969 pages. Butterworths; , Boston and London: , 1983.. $80.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(3):466-467. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-100-3-466
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The appearance of a new textbook of medicine is always greeted with caution if not frank skepticism. With so many hardy old veterans in the field, plus the soon-to-emerge capability of using your home or office computer to tap into journals, texts, and other medical data resources, one must admire the courage of the editors and publishers in embarking on such a venture.

J. Willis Hurst and his 29 editors and 88 contributors from Emory seem to have pulled it off. The 7-lb., 12-oz. newborn Medicine for the Practicing Physician is a healthy, vigorous new competitor. "The book is designed


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