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May 24, 1924

Nouveau traité de médecine.

JAMA. 1924;82(21):1718. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650470058043

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This volume of the French system of medicine edited by Roger, Widal and Gamier has all the characteristics of the previous volumes. It gives a complete discussion of the subject from the standpoint of underlying pathology, and the etiology, symptoms and signs; in most cases many laboratory details are included. It emphasizes the French point of view —detailed clinical description and deduction; and this, while not always convincing, is usually interesting. As an illustration of the somewhat exquisite detail of the volume, one notes that seventy-two pages are devoted to description of the pharyngeal anginas. Diseases of the mouth and esophagus are thoroughly discussed; gastric ulcer and carcinoma naturally occupy much space and attention. But one feels as if one were cut off in the middle of a serial story, not having duodenal ulcer together with the discussion of gastric ulcer. The descriptions of various laboratory procedures are clear, and

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