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April 21, 1900

A System of Medicine.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(16):1018. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460160060023

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The eighth volume of Allbutt's System of Medicine (numbered 9 in the title page and cover) contains a continuation of the subject of nervous diseases, with the section on mental disorders and that on disorders of the skin. In the first part we have, among other things, elaborate articles on hysteria, by Ormerod; on neurasthenia, by the editor. Dr. Allbutt; on traumatic neurasthenia by Professor Horsley. All of these, as well as the shorter ones, are valuable and important contributions. We should mention as also noteworthy the article by Risien Russell on tetany, which has also quite an extensive bibliography appended. The longest, and in some respects most noteworthy, article, that of Dr. Mercier on "Vice, Crime and Insanity," is well worth reading. The section on mental disease is contributed to by such authors as Drs. Savage, Warner, Shuttleworth, Beach, Mercier, Clouston, Rayner, Batty Tuke and others whose names are

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