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November 15, 1919

Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia. Containing 532 Charts, Inserts, Dictionary, Index, and Supplements on the Ford, Packard, Airplanes, and Liberty "12" Engine. Treating on the Construction, Operation and Repairing of Automobiles and Gasoline Engines. Also Trucks, Tractors, Airplanes, and Motorcycles.

JAMA. 1919;73(20):1545. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610460063035

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This book is what its title expresses, and contains excellent diagrammatic plates of the various automobiles, engines, ignition systems, carburetors, etc. Special attention is devoted to the Ford car. For instance, the book states how to rebuild a Ford so that it will go sixty miles an hour—if one has the courage to make that speed in a Ford. It also illustrates the new electric system of this car. A thorough search, however, fails to reveal any methods for making the back seat comfortable or cutting out the rattle. To the physician whose automobile is as essential in his work as is his stethoscope, sphygmomanometer or thermometer, this book will be found useful.

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