The Principles and Practice of Medicine.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1936;57(2):474. doi:10.1001/archinte.1936.00170060236011.
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"The Principles and Practice of Medicine" of Sir William Osler, the textbook for medicine used in the instruction of nearly all today's practitioners when they were students, has been continuously revised and reedited since the death of Osler by his former associate, Thomas McCrae. The reviewer, as he scans these pages, is reminded vividly of the copy of that earlier edition, read through more than once, forward and backward, in preparation for those recitations and examinations that then seemed so richly pregnant with distressing possibilities. The fresh clean pages of this new book contrast strangely with those of the old. They were covered with marginal notes of the gems of wisdom that fell from the lips of the old professors. They were illuminated also with red lines which underscored those passages intended to be stamped indelibly on the memory and by occasional puns or raw anatomic jokes and pictures, here


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