October 1, 1898

Twentieth Century Practice.

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An International Encyclopedia of Modern Medical Science. By leading authorities of Europe and America. Edited by Thomas L. Stedman, M.D., New York City. In Twenty Volumes. Volume xv, "Infectious Diseases." New York: William Wood and Company, 1898.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(14):805. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450140059018

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This volume continues the articles on infectious diseases. The contributors are Prof. Dittmar Finkler, M.D., of Bonn, who has contributed nearly one-half of the volume, 249 pages on influenza; Eduardo Licéaga, on typhus fever, 72 pages; Dr. S. Kissato Katsagawa, on Asiatic plague; Dr. Frank S. Billings, on glanders and anthrax; Ismar Boas, on foot and mouth disease; M. L. Ponfick, on actinomycosis; N. J. Keirle, on rabies; J. McFadden Gaston and J. McFadden Gaston, Jr., on pyemia and septicemia. These authorities have produced a series of essays truly representative of medicine at the close of the nineteenth century on the subjects treated, and it would be difficult to find authors who could write on the respective topics assigned them with better knowledge of the subject in hand. The history of influenza by Finkler is alone worth the price of the volume. He has made free use of that storehouse

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