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August 8, 1914

The Practice of Medicine. A Text-Book for Practitioners and Students, with Special Reference to Diagnosis and Treatment.

JAMA. 1914;LXIII(6):503. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570060063030

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Tyson's practice has been recognized from the first as a practical and satisfactory guide in its important field and has won for itself a high place in the esteem of the large number of physicians who have used it. The various subjects have been given careful revision, but so rapid is medical advance that even numerous new editions cannot keep pace with the latest established methods of treatment, discoveries in pathology, etc. Thus we find that even Tyson fails to mention the emetin treatment of amebic dysentery (although the ipecacuanha treatment is described). The discovery of the Spirochaeta pallida in the brain in paralytic dementia is also overlooked. Among the many new subjects added, pellagra is perhaps most important. In the consideration of this subject the author has had the collaboration of Dr. Edward Jenner Wood, author of a work on the disease. Dr. Spiller has also revised his own

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