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February 17, 1900

Twentieth Century Practice: An International Encyclopedia of Modern Medical Science, by Leading Authorities of Europe and America.

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Edited by Thomas L. Stedman, M.D., New York. In Twenty Volumes. Volume xviii: Syphilis and Leprosy. New York: William Wood & Co.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(7):443. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460070059020

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Abstract

This eighteenth volume of the Twentieth Century Practice series contains only three memoirs, those on syphilis by Drs. E. Lang, of Vienna, and Jonathan Hutchinson, and that on leprosy by Dr. Prince A. Morrow. All are valuable monographs, though that of Dr. Hutchinson is brief compared to the others, as might be expected from its subject, inherited syphilis. Both his and Lang's memoirs appear to be very satisfactory treatments of their subjects, covering especially the practical sides of the questions involved. Lang has even found benefit from specific treatment in paresis, the syphilitic origin of which as well as of tabes he seems inclined to favor.

Dr. Morrow's section on leprosy is probably the fullest, readily available memoir on the subject in our language, and certainly leaves a very fair general idea of the disorder in the reader's mind. Dr. Morrow does not believe leprosy can be stamped out by

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