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February 28, 1891

A Text-book of Practical Therapeutics; with Especial Reference to the Application of Remedial Measures to Diseases, and their Employment upon a Rational Basis.

JAMA. 1891;XVI(9):321-322. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410610033015

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This valuable and practical work of over six hundred pages is published by Lea Brothers & Co., in their usual creditable style. The aim of the author has been in a very effectual way to bridge the chasm which lies between the theory and the practice of medicine. To this end the physiological actions of remedies are clearly set forth so far as they are known, and the pathological condition in which their use is indicated, are concisely described. The reason why in particular stages of diseases particular remedies are required is just that which the young physician most needs to know, and the ready reference to the drug that shall meet that requirement, and the reason for its use, is just the instruction which raise one from empiricism to the higher plane of rational practice.

We can heartily commend the work for its intelligent and reliable review of the

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