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October 21, 1893

A Manual of Medical Treatment or Clinical Therapeutics.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(17):620. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420690028005

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This excellent work will be found very useful to general practitioners. Those fond of formulæ will find them here to their satisfaction and except that the author uses the English system of weights and measures and nomenclature, no fault can be found with them. In these days of International Societies,the tendency is to unite on the decimal system of weights and measures; but the Englishman is always satisfied with his "right and tight little island," and its customs; and in the nineteenth century when every nation but his own has adopted a decimal money standard, he stands aghast at any proposition to change the relative value of his absurd division of money into pounds, shillings and pence, and is utterly unable to understand that among the labor saving devices of scientific literature the decimal system ranks as chief.

The pathology of the diseases treated, although brief, is quite abreast of

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