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The profession has looked for the appearance of this first volume of the American system of medicine with considerable interest for the past three years. As may be seen from the title page, the editor has selected his contributors entirely from the cis-atlantic writers, and the first volume is a sufficient guarantee that he has chosen wisely. The selection of the authors has been restricted to the United States and Canada, not because of any want of recognition of the importance of the studies of certain special subjects by European investigators, but because it was felt that the proper time had arrived for the presentation of the whole field of medicine as it is actually taught and practiced by its best representatives in America.
The opening chaper of this volume is by Dr. Reginald H. Fitz, of Boston, on General Morbid Processes, an article of ninety pages, comprising a consideration
W. G. E. . A System of Practical Medicine.. JAMA. 1885;IV(11):301–302. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390860021014