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March 17, 1928

Modern Medicine: Its Theory and Practice in Original Contributions by American and Foreign Authors.

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Volume V. Diseases of the Blood— Diseases of the Lymphatic System—Diseases of the Ductless Glands— Diseases of the Urinary System—Vasomotor and Trophic Disorders—Diseases of the Locomotor System. Edited by Sir William Osler, M.D., F.R.S. Re-edited by Thomas McCrae, M.D., Professor of Medicine in the Jefferson Medical College, and Elmer H. Funk, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College. Third edition. Cloth. Price, $9. Pp. 948, with 93 illustrations. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1927.

JAMA. 1928;90(11):878-879. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690380062036

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This, the fifth volume of the new edition of a renowned work, requires little comment. It covers diseases of the blood, lymphatic system, ductless glands and urinary system; vasomotor and trophic disorders and diseases of the locomotor system. In recent months there have been notable advances in the treatment of diseases of the blood. These matters are recorded in the new book. The liver treatment of pernicious anemia is briefly given; the favorable effect of mercury quartz lamp therapy on purpura hemorrhagica is mentioned. There is a table giving the results of splenectomy in a total of 1,349 cases distributed among thirteen conditions. The physiology of the pituitary body is ably summarized in about eight pages. Much space is devoted to diseases of the thyroid. A valuable section is entitled "Important Advances of the Last Decade in Our Knowledge of Diseases of the Kidney." The authors who have contributed to

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