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In its first edition, Diseases of Medical Progress was necessarily without peer, because it was unique. Now in its second edition it must be compared with a recently published text on much the same theme, David Spain's The Complications of Modern Medical Practices. Both books present organized and documented accounts of the disorders that are occasional but unwanted consequences of entirely proper and orthodox therapies.
Dr. Spain's book is superior in its generous illustration of the lesions discussed, and his authority as pathologist is clear in his descriptions of histologic lesions. The chief defect in his book is his failure
Diseases of Medical Progress. A Contemporary Analysis of Illness Produced by Drugs and Other Therapeutic Procedures.. Ann Intern Med. 1964;61:597. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-61-3-597_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(3):597.
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