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January 12, 1918

A Reference Handbook of the Medical Sciences. Embracing the Entire Range of Scientific andactical Medicine and Allied Science.

JAMA. 1918;70(2):123. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600020057032

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The third revision of this admirable work is completed in the eighth volume, which bears evidence of the same careful handling by editors, and printers as former volumes. Among the outstanding topics in this volume are the history of surgery, syphilis, the transplantation of tissues, blood transfustransfusion, trematoda and protozoa, The Carrel method of wound treatment is covered, and is an indication is an -to-date of th the up-to-date character of the work. A careful study of a book by so many authors, whom one could hardly expect always to express unbiased opinions or to maintain the judicial attitude, would doubtless reveal many things to criticize. Likewise, depending, perhaps, on the view of the reader, omissions of what seem to him to be important things might be pointed out. For instance, it might fairly be said that such a matter as the diet in the treatment of typhoid fever patients

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