December 3, 1898

A Manual of the Practice of Medicine.

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By Frederick Taylor, M.D., F.R.C.P. Fifth edition. Pp. 1002. London: J. & A. Churchill, 1898; from P. Blakiston's Sons and Co. Philadelphia. Price $4.00.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(23):1376. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450230048012

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This well-known work is a short yet complete work on the practice of medicine and in the preparation of this fifth edition it has been very carefully revised and some sections rewritten, and notice of many diseases recently recognized or omitted from former editions have been added. Among the former are the introduction of diseases of the nervous system, diseases of the blood and the subject of aphasia and ringworm. In the latter are glandular fever, diver's paralysis, erythromelalgia, angeioneurotic edema, hypertrophic pulmonary osteo-arthropathy, and tubercle of the skin. A special section is devoted to diseases of the mediastinum, and filarial diseases and hemo-globinuria have been transferred to diseases of the lymphatic system and of the blood respectively.

As only a little over eight years have elapsed since the first edition of this work was issued, the fact that five editions have been called for in the eight years attributes

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