January 16, 1886

The Principles and Practice of Medicine.

JAMA. 1886;VI(3):83-84. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250010091016

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Since all who know anything of Dr. Fagge know that he was a very learned man, and a hard and most methodical worker, we must regret that this work was not published under his immediate supervision. The book is a strange mixture of satisfactory information and unsatisfactory generality. It is painful to be obliged to say this of the work on which the lamented Fagge spent the last twelve years of his life. It is in the matter of treatment that the work is most unsatisfactory; in dealing with other things the book is almost cyclopædic in the information contained in it. The first volume treats of "General Morbid Processes," "Specific Diseases," "Diseases of the Nervous System," and of the "Respiratory Organs." The arrangement of the chapters, sections and subsections is deplorably bad, reflecting alike on the editor and the publisher; and the first volume of 1040 pages appears without

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