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October 25, 1924

Practice of Medicine. Desk Index.

JAMA. 1924;83(17):1359. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660170075040

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This is a quite complete index to Tice's System of Medicine. Little difficulty will be found as a rule in locating the subject that is under search, though we have failed in one or two instances to find reference to the topic for which we hunted. The heavy-typed guiding words are sometimes rather oddly chosen, there being an especial fondness for the names of drugs and therapeutic measures. It strikes one as strange, for example, in looking for "gallstones," to find an important heading like this in small type but "Galyl" in heavy type. To make a comprehensive index that will be constructed on a system that will satisfy everybody is a difficult task. This one is reasonably satisfactory. After all, as Surgeon General Ireland says in his foreword, the most useful information is a knowledge as to where facts may be readily obtained. This index will, we believe, be

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