Text-Book of Medicine.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1931;47(3):510-511. doi:10.1001/archinte.1931.00140210173015.
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The first edition of Cecil's "Text-Book of Medicine," published in 1927, met with unqualified success as a response to an evident demand for an authoritative text covering the entire field of medicine in a single volume. After three reprintings, the second edition appears, thoroughly revised, many chapters entirely rewritten and several new chapters added. The entire type has been reset. A work of this character deserves special mention.

There are 135 contributors, each a recognized authority in the particular field which he covers. These are for the most part well known teachers of medicine in medical colleges of American universities, but contributors from Porto Rico, China, the United States Public Health Service, semiprivate sanatoriums and the curator of the New York Zoo have been included, each adding authoritative chapters in some particular field of medical science. Uniformity of style has been sacrificed for authoritative presentation, but save in a few


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