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September 13, 1913

A Reference Handbook of the Medical Sciences.

JAMA. 1913;61(11):888-889. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350110070028

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This work, which has been favorably received by two generations of medical men and is now before us in its third edition, is essentially a new one. The first two editions were edited by Dr. Albert H. Buck, but the third appears under the supervision of Dr. T. L. Stedman. It is not necessary to compare the previous editions with the present one, as it is evident that such a comparison could only illustrate the well-known fact of the tremendous advance of medicine in the past decade. Not only have the articles dealing with subjects treated in the second edition been thoroughly revised, but more or less extended treatises on new subjects have been added. Some characteristics of the work shown by a perusal of the first volume are worthy of notice. The first feature is the variety of the material and the number of authors who have been secured

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