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July 20, 1901

A Reference Handbook of the Medical Sciences, Embracing the Entire Range of Scientific and Practical Medicine and Allied Science.

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By Various Writers. A New Edition, Completely Revised and Rewritten. Edited by Albert H. Buck, M.D., New York City. Volume II. Illustrated by Numerous Chromolithographs and 765 Half-tone and Wood Engravings. Cloth. Pp. 838. Price, $7.00 per volume. New York: William Wood & Co. 1901.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(3):212. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470290058021

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The second volume of the new edition of Wood's "Reference Handbook of the Medical Sciences" bears out the promise of the first and is equally deserving of praise. Its appearance shows that it is practically a new work, a large proportion of the articles contained being entirely new, many others rewritten and all revised to bring them up to date. The articles are much more full and complete in many instances than in the earlier editions, and therefore more valuable as monographic statements of the facts. The subject of the brain alone takes in, in its various points of view, over one-third of the volume, a very large part of which is entirely new. The paper on cerebral anatomy by Prof. B. G. Wilder, which was included in the Appendix in the earlier series, here occupies its proper place and has been extensively revised. Among the new articles here of

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