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This work is at once a dictionary of medical terms and an encyclopedia of medical science. The encyclopedic articles are those of the "Encyclopedia Medica" brought down to date by the addition of bracketed paragraphs where recent advances in medical knowledge have rendered it necessary. These articles are written by some of the leaders of British medicine and must be accorded authoritative rank. The dictionary articles are mainly the work of the editor, J. W. Ballantyne, and consist of definitions of medical terms, cross references to the more extensive articles where the subject is treated in detail, or, in short articles descriptive of medicines, etc. Proprietary remedies are described briefly without reference to their manufacturers. The information thus given will be useful. If the other volumes maintain the grade set by these two the work will prove a useful addition to encyclopedias of medicine. The work is well printed and
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