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In an era of increasingly complex and sophisticated medical practice the third edition of this multiple author book attempts a nearly impossible task, the provision of "a useful, ready handbook for general practitioners." How well it succeeds will depend to a large extent on the individual needs of each practitioner. Although most internists will find it of limited value they might profit from reading selected chapters, such as the one on office psychiatry, which seems particularly well done.
Many internists will judge the book to be of uneven quality and will object to the perpetuation of senseless empiricism, for example,
The Specialties in General Practice.. Ann Intern Med. ;61:595–596. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-3-595
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(3):595-596.
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