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We regret to say that the author and the publishers have followed a very bad example, which seems to be almost epidemic this year, of sending out a book without an index. We have so frequently referred to this matter during the past three or four months, that we do it again at the imminent risk of having some one suspect that we have acquired a new form of insanity, "Indexomania." But next to being hopelessly bad or pernicious, there is no fault so great in a book as the want of an index; and every one who intends writing a book, and every publisher, should believe these words and have them posted in a conspicuous place.
But aside from this, Dr. Anstie has given us an excellent book. The work consists of an introduction, on Pain in General, in two parts. The first part contains five chapters on the
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