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This is a work of almost encyclopedic dimensions, covering the entire ground of medicine and surgery by means of short articles by various authors. Such works are subject to limitations which make a general review very difficult, and a critical judgment must be founded on a thorough and detailed consideration of the entire work. The feature that perhaps is most striking is the brief space necessarily allotted to some seemingly important subjects. Thus the subject of congenital affections of the heart is dismissed with a dozen lines in which must be said that which is to guide the practitioner in dealing with what may be very difficult cases. It would seem that such space might be spared to other topics and the reader referred to text-books which will give him the necessary information as to diagnosis and symptomatology as well as treatment. Another point which must be noted is the
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