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July 25, 1896

In Sickness and in Health, a Manual of Domestic Medicine and Surgery, Hygiene, Dietetics and Nursing. Dealing in a Practical Way with the Problems Relating to the Maintenance of Health, the Prevention and Treatment of Disease, and the Most Effective Aid in Emergencies.

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(4):222. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430820050022

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What a vast gulf between the old domestic medicine of a quarter of a century ago and this highly scientific one under the reviewer's notice! It is questionable whether notwithstanding the great advances made in popular education, this work will not prove too scientific; and with perhaps the exceptionally practical chapter on hygiene by Dr. Armstrong, be passed over by the average lay reader as too technical. The large class of college-bred men and women will find it exactly adapted to their needs. The others will find it valuable for reference, but probably will not read it seriatim.

The precepts are sound, the theories correct and the advice given is uniformly excellent, and in accord with the latest teachings of medical science. No attempt is made to supplant the family physician, as it is obvious that the treatment of disease and the operations mentioned can only be instituted by a

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