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July 9, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(2):63. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400010047014

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The want of a trustworthy guide in the field—or to many, the wilderness—which this little book covers has long been felt, especially in this country. This book is the first systematic treatise on anæmia published in America, and embodies the results of years of study by a thoroughly competent worker. It is not a compilation, but is based upon personal observations and accepted physiological and pathological facts. The book is by no means so small as it may appear, for no words are wasted. It includes: Methods of Examination; Anæmia in general; Exciting Cauaes of Anæmia; Symptoms of Anæmia; Anatomical Characters; Diagnosis; Prognosis; Treatment of Anæmia in general; Varieties of Anæmia; Chlorosis; Anæmia of Puberty; Anæmia Lymphatica; Leucocythæmia; Anæmia Splenica; Pernicious Anæmia; Secondary Anæmia; Toxanæmia; Parasitic Anæmia. Perhaps it would have been better had a more particular explanation been given of the various methods of examining blood, especially as the

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