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December 10, 1910

The Practice of Medicine.

JAMA. 1910;55(24):2086. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330240064031

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The tremendous changes in our conceptions of pathologic as well as physiologic processes, and consequently in treatment, are reflected in this new book. In the first chapter, on infectious diseases, is condensed in a brief space reference to all the work of the last ten or fifteen years in the blood and secretions—everything from antigens, antibodies and agglutinins, hormones and internal secretions to lysins and the toxins of the zooparasites. The student and the junior practitioner, for whom this work is intended, unless exceptionally well taught and attentive in his college course, and unless conversant with current medical literature, must indeed be bewildered by all this wealth of reference to the "newer pathology," but it illustrates the increasing complexity of medicine.

In looking over the classification of diseases one is impressed with the increased number of and the increased space given to the zooparasitic infections—the protozoan and metazoan infections—by the

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