This is a notably popular book, requiring new editions almost every other year. It made its appearance in 1939. The New England Journal of Medicine (223:43 [July] 1940) was among the first to recognize it as an outstanding text. Reviews of earlier editions in The Journal of the American Medical Association and in the Archives of Internal Medicine were also complimentary.
The second edition appeared in 1942 and the third in 1944, and now the fourth is at hand. This is much like its predecessors but is brought up to date by careful editing and occasional new chapters.
As the Archives (75:144 [Feb.] 1945) has stated, the volume presents an excellent and conservative statement of modern treatment in internal medicine. It is especially interesting as showing the almost complete harmony now evident in British and American therapeutic practice.
The latest edition promises to maintain for the book the