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July 29, 1893

A Medical Handbook for the Use of Practitioners and Students.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(5):170. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420570030002

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companion to Caird and Cathcart's Surgical Handbook. Particular attention has been given to the practical diagnosis and to the clinical classification of disease. In treatment of disease the author has recommended the use of only such remedies as are known to be beneficial. Medical handbooks are not to be encouraged in the place of the more thorough works on the subject, and should not be used by students except as a means of rapid reference, yet this book is one of the most complete of its kind that has come to our notice; and that much talked of individual, the busy practitioner, will often turn to its pages for a ready peg on which to hang his diagnosis and theory in a case where his library is not immediately accessible.

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