September 1914

A Practical Treatise on Medical Diagnosis for Students and Physicians.

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By John H. Musser, M.D., LL.D. Sixth edition, revised. Illustrated with 196 engravings and 27 colored plates. Lea and Febiger, Philadelphia and New York, 1913.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1914;XIV(3):451. doi:10.1001/archinte.1914.00070150164009

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The sixth edition of Musser's "Diagnosis" is worthy of more than the usual perfunctory notice and congratulations. The gradual enlargement of the previous editions threatened the usefulness of the work. Condensation in such a case is obviously difficult, but this time it has been carried out with such excellent results that a long period of popularity seems assured. Although the text has been largely rewritten, it still retains the features that made it peculiarly valuable as a text-book and work of reference for physicians and students of medicine. It is full of the ripe knowledge of a keen observer and thoughtful and critical student, who combined with an unusual experience among all kinds of illness an enthusiastic love of collating, comparing and analyzing his own observations and those of others. In all the sections in which examination of patients is Important, a wealth of information can be found. This should

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