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April 25, 1885

Micro-Chemistry of Poisons, including Their Physiological, Pathological, and Legal Relations; with an Appendix on the Detection and Microscopic Discrimination of Blood; adapted to the Use of the Medical Jurist, Physician, and General Chemist.

JAMA. 1885;IV(17):473. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390920025013

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When the first edition of this book appeared it was confidently asserted by the reviewers that it would prove a success; and the early exhaustion of that edition and the call for the second have shown that the book was correctly judged.

We have only one fault to find with the present edition; the section on " Ptomaines " is too much abridged. It would seem that the amount of work which has been given to this subject should have merited fuller consideration than Professor Wormley has given to it. Beyond this, however, no fault can be found with the work; it demands a separate place in medical literature, occupying the middle ground between legal medicine proper and medical chemistry. To each of these branches it is an invaluable, and, we may say, indispensable adjunct. The author has shown that he is no less apt as a writer of a good book

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