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The Principals and Practice of Medicine

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22nd edition, Edited by Harvey A. McGehee, Johns Richard J., McKusick Victor A., Owens Albert H. Jr, Ross Richard S.. . 1222 pages. Appleton and Lange; , Norwalk, Connecticut: , 1988.. $49.95.

Ann Intern Med. 1989;110(8):673. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-110-8-673_1
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All physicians are acquainted with several excellent large textbooks of medicine that are updated regularly. These books are usually edited by a panel of experts, and they contain chapters on the various medical subspecialties. Such texts serve a specific purpose and are valuable in the reference library of the physician. However, this book is different in two regards, and each of these features adds a unique dimension of usefulness.

The first special feature is that the book is written almost exclusively by faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. This volume is a direct descendent of Sir William Osier's


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