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February 22, 1908

La Pratique de la Médecine.

JAMA. 1908;L(8):635. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530340063027

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Osler's Practice of Medicine is now so well known that the present French edition calls for little comment. It is worthy of remark, however, that the translators have done their part with a lucidity and an elegance of diction not unworthy of the original author. The essential qualities of the professor, which M. Pierre Marie claims for Professor Osler, are method, perfect clarity, an acutely critical sense, and a complete mastery of the subject. To the translator also these are essential qualities, and such browsings as we have been able to make in this French edition seem to indicate clearly that the present translators are not deficient therein. Since it is to be presumed that the fact of its production indicates a demand for a French version of this standard work it is a source of congratulation that not only the author's matter, but also in many essentials his style,

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