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March 2, 1912

The Practice of Medicine.

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(9):657. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260030057032

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Many additions have been made to this book and many topics are described for the first time in this edition, such as meralgia paresthetica, pneumococcal meningitis, myotonia atrophica, amyotonia congenita, enterospasm, Hirschsprung's disease, intermittent claudication, congenital family cholemia, peritoneal adhesions, lymphatism, bacilluria and pneumaturia.

Both pellagra and beriberi are included among the infections. Reference is made to the effect of certain preparations of rice as a cause of beriberi, but the recent experiments and latest information in regard to it are not fully set forth or estimated at their full value. The occurrence of pellagra in this country is not mentioned.

Under anterior poliomyelitis the scantest reference is made to the recent investigations by Flexner into the nature of this disease and its mode of dissemination.

One must remember, however, that it takes much time to revise a book like this and naturally some of themost recent additions to our knowledge

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