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The first edition of this book appeared in 1890. In the succeeding forty-six years there have been fifteen editions, the next to the last one of which came out in 1930. The new edition makes its appearance considerably revised and rather extensively changed, although the general arrangement of the previous editions is followed. To enumerate all the new features that have been incorporated would require unnecessary space; suffice it to say that the book has been brought to date. Incidentally the section on diseases of the tropics has been almost entirely rewritten. The first section deals with the infectious diseases and is preceded by an introductory chapter or section which explains in goodly part the mechanism of production of disease and disease signs in infectious diseases. The first subdivision has to do with diseases due to the ultrafiltrable viruses of unknown origin; then come Rickettsia diseases, represented solely by trench
Taylor's Practice of Medicine. JAMA. 1937;109(16):1302. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780420062031