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November 7, 1908

Therapeutics; Its Principles and Practice.

JAMA. 1908;LI(19):1618. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540190056020

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The issue of the fourteenth edition of any medical text-book indicates that it has filled a needed place and that it must have been kept up so as to answer the demands occasioned by the advance of science. The last edition of Wood's text-book shows more extensive alterations than does any previous edition for many years. The work has been done by Horatio C. Wood, Jr. The preface to the first edition presents a strong plea for a rational therapeutics founded on facts derived from experiment. The work has always been a good representative of the existing state of science; and it continues to be such a representative, for in the present edition reports of recent discoveries have been carefully incorporated.

The arrangement of the book is such as to facilitate study. Instead of resorting, as some text-books do, to the easy but unscientific method of alphabetic classification, Dr. Wood

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