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December 9, 1922

Nouveau Traité de Médecine.

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Publié sous la direction de MM. les Professeurs G.-H. Roger, Fernand Widal, P.-J. Teissier. Fascicules I-VI. Cloth. Paris: Masson et Cie, 1921-1922.

JAMA. 1922;79(24):2026. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640240060036

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The contributors to this work from other countries than France are so few that it may be regarded as distinctly French in all essential particulars. The volumes before us reflect adequately, from the French point of view, the present knowledge of infectious and parasitic diseases. All thoroughgoing students of clinical medicine will welcome the opportunity now given to study accounts of diseases by French masters. It goes without saying that in a work by so many writers the articles are far from equal in merit, that the standard of scholarship is variable, and that many glaring omissions of pertinent American contributions occur, perhaps more frequently than might be expected; nevertheless, these are volumes of exceptional value because of the general thoroughness of presentation, even in the case of the more unusual diseases. The illustrations are good. The inclusion of the chapter on cancer, which covers about 400 pages and is

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