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Although, says the author, the number of copies printed of the fifth edition of this work was almost three times as great as was the case with the earlier editions, they have been rapidly exhausted and the author has been called upon within two years to prepare the manuscript for the sixth edition.
He further says: "Many books after appearing in several editions lose a large part of their original value, because the statements that have been added are so confused with the original text that its conciseness is extinguished; because of that the author has rewritten a very considerable portion of the present edition in order to render the statements in the text clear and concise. He has also endeavored to arrange work that can be used in conjunction with the text-book on practical diagnosis."
We have no reason to change our favorable opinion of this work, and congratulate
A Text=book of Practical Therapeutics, with especial reference to the Application of Remedial Measures to Disease and their Employment upon a Rational Basis.. JAMA. 1897;XXIX(23):1181. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440490047021