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April 20, 1912

Infections of the Hand.

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(16):1226. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260040242036

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To undertake the task of preparing a book of about 450 pages dealing only with infections of the hand would on first thought appear to verge on the impossible, but an inspection of this book is convincing that it can be done. Use is made of large type, the lines are well leaded out and many illustrations help to convert a modest monograph into a text-book. Of course, that is not the fault of the author. While it is well to know much about infections of the hand, it is doubtful that the subject is of sufficient importance to require such extensive treatment or such a large book. It rather impresses one as being an elaborate prize thesis. The author has not contented himself with a simple statement of clinical facts, but he introduces reports of experiments and the results, in detail, of observations made in the dissection room, each

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