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February 24, 1906

A System of Medicine.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(8):603-604. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510350053032

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This is the first volume of the second edition of this system. It is the intention of the authors to revise and bring out one volume a year, each new volume corresponding to one of the first edition, so that the original edition will gradually be superseded by the new. Besides the prolegomena, Volume I contains some of the acute affections, such as erysipelas, influenza, diphtheria, infective endocarditis, cerebrospinal fever and enteric fever. Cholera and plague have been transferred to the tropical medicine section. The first article, on the history of medicine, is a new contribution by Allbutt. The article on medical statistics has been rewritten entirely. The arrangement of the article on dietetics has been altered somewhat, and this chapter also contains a section on the physiologic principles of dietetics. New articles on exercise in the treatment of disease and on x-rays are added. The chapter on the

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