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June 20, 1896

Jahrbuch der Practischen Medicin. (Yearbook of Practical Medicine.

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By Dr. J. Schwalbe. Stuttgart: Ferdinand Enke. 1896.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(25):1244. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430770046028

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This annual publication has been for many years a convenient and fruitful source of information to the German medical profession. To the English and American physicians the title of the work is misleading, as the book contains not only an accurate account of what has been done in the practice of medicine during the last year, but is equally reliable in giving valuable information of the advances in surgery, gynecology, obstetrics, ophthalmology, sanitation, physiology, pharmacy, etc., during the same period of time. Dr. Schwalbe has the assistance of a large corps of collaborators, and each one appears to have done his work well. The marginal annotations of the names of authors and subject matter are an important and convenient feature of the book. The work is not as exhaustive as Virchow's Jahrsbericht, but equally valuable and much more convenient for the busy general practitioner. It is an exceedingly useful work

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