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November 4, 1911

A Text-Book of Medicine.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(19):1563. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260110063035

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The English translation of this popular French treatise will be welcomed by English-speaking physicians. The fact that fifteen editions of the book have appeared in the original language is sufficient evidence that it is fulfilling the purpose of a work on practice by a single author. Dieulafoy has adopted a simple classification of diseases of the different systems and writes from his personal experience rather than in a didactic text-book manner, frequently giving hypothetical or actual cases to illustrate a disease or a method of handling and treatment. This is a satisfactory and comforting method to the physician who turns to a text-book for information on the management of his cases. The author gives no prescriptions but suggests drugs and measures, outlining as far as possible a complete scheme of treatment and management in the various affections. The work has numerous charts, cuts and colored plates illustrating the pathology. The

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