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August 22, 1908

Writings of Sir William Broadbent.

JAMA. 1908;LI(8):690. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540080056020

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A volume of carefully selected medical essays by a great man is more valuable than most new text-books, although unfortunately this fact is not so generally appreciated as it should be. For many years, whatever Sir William Broadbent wrote has been read by the profession with avidity, for his authority is undisputed. This volume shows well the breadth of his accurate knowledge. The first seven essays treat of cardiovascular diseases; four of pulmonary diseases; four of renal diseases; fourteen of neurologic subjects and as many more of miscellaneous topics. They have been selected from his contributions to periodical literature and medical societies and date from 1863 to 1907. Although a few were written a generation ago, they have not lost interest in that time.

Many think of Broadbent as especially a writer on diseases of the heart and blood vessels, but this collection and the bibliography appended to it show

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