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August 5, 1893

A Text-Book of Medicine, for Students and Practitioners.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(6):213. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420580035017

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The second American edition of this standard work, thoroughly revised from the sixth German edition, has just been published. This work is so well known to every practitioner of medicine that it needs no extended introduction. The new edition has been thoroughly revised and brought into line with the latest advances in medicine and bacteriology. In many cases the details of microscopical and bacteriological examination for diagnostic purposes have been so clearly given that a general practitioner may be able without reference to an expert, to make sure of the nature of his case and treat it accordingly. This is noticeably done in the chapters on Malaria and Dysentery, two diseases so frequently met with in practice, and in which the diagnosis is so often in doubt.

Dr. Knapp, one of the translators, has edited the section on Nervous Diseases, and has inserted many notes that add to the value

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