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This is a translation of a well-known German work, a composite production by numerous teachers. The names of the authors give, in themselves, a fairly good idea of the merits of the work, including as they do some of the most eminent specialists and internists of the German Empire. There are, of course, in a work like this some divergences of opinion and in one particular it seems peculiar that a book coming from the publishing house of Funk & Wagnalls should contain arguments advising the moderate use of alcohol and even occasionally the taking of a little more than usual on festive occasions, as suggested in Dr. Einhorn's article on the "Prevention of Diseases of the Digestive Organs." In another article, that of Fuchs on the "Prevention of Mental Disease," total abstinence seems to be advocated, at least on the part of the physician. The two volumes as a
The Prevention of Disease. Translated from the German with an Introduction. JAMA. 1903;XL(22):1520. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490220044018