Volume 26, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


This is a large, single volume textbook of medicine by eighty-five contributors all of whom were members of the faculty of Johns Hopkins University at the time of writing although several have moved to other institutions since.

The in-house preparation of a text has advantages. It should enable considerable consultation among the authors to avoid contradiction and facilitate cross references. In general these objectives have been attained. The result is a textbook for the student of medicine which presents a well integrated approach to the discipline.

The first section, 70 pages in length is devoted to a general discussion of the collection of clinical information by history, physical examination, laboratory and other sources, the system of diagnosis and general consideration of management. The second section discusses water and electrolyte metabolism. Most of the remainder of the book in 17 more sections deals with diseases and disorders grouped according to organ system involved: Renal, Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Hematologic, Gastrointestinal, Hepatic, Endocrine, Neurologic, Psychiatric or according to etiology.


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