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January 25, 1908

Modern Medicine: Its Theory and Practice. In Original Contributions, by American and Foreign Authors.

JAMA. 1908;L(4):302. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530300054022

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This volume is divided into two parts, one being devoted to the infectious diseases not covered by Volume II and the other to the diseases of the respiratory tract. Malta fever is described by Col. David Bruce of the British army, the discoverer of Micrococcus melitensis. Beriberi is presented by Maximilian Herzog, who has made personal investigation of this disease in Manila and Japan, but without demonstration of any beriberi microbe. Anthrax, rabies and glanders are discussed by Ravenel; tetanus by Anders; gonococcus infections by Cole, who gives a good and much needed statement of gonococcal vaginitis in children; leprosy by Dyer. Tuberculosis is divided, E. R. Baldwin giving the history and etiology; W. G. MacCallum the pathologic anatomy, and Lawrason Brown the symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, prophylaxis and treatment; these are exceptionally strong and valuable articles and the tuberculin treatment is given full and timely consideration. Osler and Churchman treat

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