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December 18, 1897

The Peritoneum.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(25):1286. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440510048019

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Books of this character have not been very common in this country, but we are developing a class of students that by earnest plodding and scientific work will eventually bring our work up to a level with the best literature abroad. There are many expressions that we do not admire in this book, there are some specimens of the misuse of words and some mistakes of proof reading, but when the whole work is fairly examined it will be seen to be comprehensive, thorough, honest and creditable. We fear that Dr. Robinson will hardly receive the great credit he deserves for his hard labor, but let the reader of this handsome volume stop for a moment to reflect what great industry was required in its compilation alone, to say nothing of the vast number of original experiments undertaken. It is, we believe, safe to say that a very large percentage

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