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February 12, 1898

An Epitome of the History of Medicine.

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By Roswell Park, A.M., M.D, Professor of Surgery in the Medical Department of the University of Buffalo, etc. Illustrated with Portraits and other Engravings. One Volume, Royal Octavo, pages xiv, 348. Extra Cloth, Beveled Edges, $2.00 net. The F. A. Davis Co., Publishers, 1914 and 1916 Cherry Street, Philadelphia; 117 W. Forty-second Street, New York; 9 Lakeside Building, Chicago.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(7):390. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440590050018

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Abstract

This is an excellent work and should be in every physician's library, as up to a recent time the history of medicine has been greatly neglected, but within a few years numerous works have appeared on the subject.

The work is well illustrated, portraits being given of many of the noted medical men. It is not only of interest to physicians and medical students, but to laymen as well. And this brief work, while it does not aim to be anything but an epitome, gives a fair understanding of the subject.

It is open to criticism in some respects. Hardly enough credit has been given to surgeons of the Arabic period, but in the main there is little from which to dissent and as a whole we have nothing but commendation.

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