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The special feature of this text-book, which is a very commendable one, is the insertion of short articles on the anatomy, physiology and histology of the organ as a preface to the discussion of its diseased conditions. This is convenient and helpful to the practitioner and student who have finished with a study of their anatomy proper. These prefaces include a synopsis of the salient points on the anatomy, histology and physiology of the organ, such as the kidney, heart, liver. This feature is a new departure in a text-book of this sort and one that might be adapted to advantage in others.
The last chapter includes a discussion on the "interrelations" of organs in disease. These relations of certain organs to one another are shown in some cases to rest on an anatomic basis; in other instances they are dependent on a physiologic cause, such as the common relation
A Text-Book of Medical Practice for Practitioners and Students.. JAMA. 1905;XLV(19):1426. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510190062024