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November 27, 1915

Index of Prognosis and End-Results of Treatment.

JAMA. 1915;LXV(22):1938. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580220078040

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Abstract

This is a companion volume to the index of treatment and index of differential diagnosis produced by the same publishers. It represents essentially a compilation from the literature with careful editorial supervision. It is perhaps a correct presentation of medical efficiency at the time of publication. Numerous statistics are cited, and the results achieved in various localities are balanced one against the other in arriving at the status of results in various conditions. The various factors concerned in prognosis are considered under separate subheadings. The work presents, of course, chiefly the English point of view, although American literature has not been overlooked in compiling it. The book is marred by few didactic statements, though some do occur. For example, "No one who has been infected with syphilis in the past should be permitted to marry until his Wassermann reaction has proven to be negative," or the following: "Of the different

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