The contributors to this volume are: G. S. Dujardin-Beaumetz, M.D., of Paris;* Sir Dyce Duckworth, M.D., etc., of London; Archibald E. Garrod, M.D., etc., of London; Henry M. Lyman, M.D., of Chicago; Thomas J. Maclagan, M.D., etc., of London; Carl H. von Noorden, M.D., Frankfort-on-the-Main; Max J. Oertel, M.D., Munich.
The topics are: Addison's disease and other diseases of the adrenal bodies; diabetes mellitus; rheumatism; gout; arthritis deformans; diseases of the muscles, and obesity.
The work is well done, as may well be imagined from the names mentioned, but now and then there crops out an eccentricity; for instance, it certainly sounds a little queer to read in von Noorden, page 73, where he writes of the syphilitic theory of diabetes: "More than that, it may be remembered that diabetes was a disease recognized by Greek and Roman physicians, while syphilis is supposed to have been communicated to Europeans by
Twentieth Century Practice. An International Encyclopedia of Modern Medical Science. By leading authorities of Europe and America. JAMA. 1895;XXIV(17):650. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430170038020
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