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Today, how many physicians would have the courage to write, unaided, a text on the whole range of internal medicine? Dr. Snapper had the courage for this task, and for this, full praise to him.
No likely buyer should think that he will get from Dr. Snapper a systematic treatise on the nature of diseases or on diagnosis and treatment. Some of the essays do cover the topics found in conventional textbooks—etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment—but from essay to essay Dr. Snapper shifts emphasis heavily, sometimes veering off into historical sketches, sometimes into his experience with geographical differences in expression
Bedside Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. 1961;55:347–348. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-55-2-347_2
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