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February 26, 1910

The Practice of Medicine

JAMA. 1910;LIV(9):729. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550350065019

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This book has been carefully revised and much new matter added, including the prophylaxis and treatment of typhoid, the Flexner-Jobling serum in meningitis, the Wassermann reaction in syphilis and the parasyphilitic diseases, the serum treatment of hyperthyroidism, treatment by the bacterial vaccines and the employment of the opsonic index, the Cammidge reaction, etc. Pellagra is treated briefly. The chapter on parasites is sufficiently complete and up to date and includes an account of Necator americanus and hookworm disease. All these things, which are comparatively new, remind us again how rapidly medicine is advancing and changing in its methods of detecting and overcoming disease. At the same time, it is a source of satisfaction to see the confident statements as to the old-fashioned drugs in the treatment of disease in these days of serums and vaccines and antitoxins. The work contains over 1,400 pages. This is a big book, but as

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