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A writer so long and so favorably known as is Dr. Da Costa needs no introduction to medical readers at home or abroad. Six editions of his work upon Diagnosis have been given to the public, and a copy is found upon the shelf of every considerable medical library. The value of his writings is well appreciated in other lands. A second German edition has just appeared in Berlin, a Russian translation has been made, and one in French is forthcoming. The inquiry is no more made, " Who reads an American book?" Aside from the ability of the writer the importance of his subject must command appreciation of the work and a liberal patronage everywhere. The power to discriminate diseases lies at the very foundation of all successful medical practice. The need of such a guide is imperative and universal. The author has fully appreciated that want, and in his
Medical Diagnosis.. JAMA. 1890;XV(23):841–842. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410490033013