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April 23, 1887

A Text Book of Medicine for Students and Practitioners.

JAMA. 1887;VIII(17):475-476. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391420027011

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This is one of the most compact and yet full treatises that has appeared on this subject during the last four years. The work has been very popular in Germany, having rapidly gone through three editions there. The characteristics of the work are conciseness and completeness, coupled with a presentation of the most recent and best views concerning etiology and pathology. The clinical history of diseases is clearly and well described. In many ways the treatment advocated differs from that followed in this country.

The topics taken up are described in the following order: Acute General Infectious Diseases; Diseases of the Respiratory Organs; Diseases of the Circulatory Organs; Diseases of the Digestive Organs; Diseases of the Nervous System; Diseases of the Kidneys, the Pelvis of the Kidney and the Bladder; Diseases of the Organs of Locomotion; Diseases Affecting the Blood and Tissue Metamorphosis.

The section devoted to nervous diseases is

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