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May 26, 1900

Progressive Medicine. A Quarterly Digest of Advances, Discoveries and Improvements in the Medical and Surgical Sciences.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(21):1355. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460210061024

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The first number for the year, of this quarterly serial in book form, includes the usual digests, as indicated in the title. The first of these is a valuable résumé of the general literature, by Chalmers DaCosta, which is both critical and full, and will be found to be a most useful one. The second, by F. A. Packard, on infectious diseases, deserves equal commendation, and is noticed editorially in this issue. Blackader's digest on diseases of children is well done, though the literature is not so full as in the two above noticed, and the section on pathology, by Hektoen, is, as might be expected, thorough and complete, as regards the chief advances within the past year. The two concluding sections, on laryngology and rhinology, by A. Logan Turner, and otology by Robert L. Randolph, while in the main useful critical résumés of papers that have appeared, contain more

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