This is an interesting book with a colorful personality. When it made its début in 1924 its aim was to furnish physicians an outline of all the methods of treatment in internal medicine. Less was known then than now, so that the book was shorter and rather less profusely illustrated than at present, but otherwise it was of about the same general character. It created at once an enviable reputation. Each subsequent edition has been warmly welcomed, so that doubtlessly what was said of the fourth edition was no exaggeration (Arch. Int. Med.47:988 [June] 1931): "This book still remains the classic in the field of medical treatment for the practitioner and student. The lucid manner in which it is written and the fact that it includes every important field in medical therapeutics make it a necessary addition to any medical library."
The fifth edition keeps the volume fully