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November 21, 1896

The Practice of Medicine.

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(21):1117. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430990041013

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Anything emanating from the pen of two of the most distinguished American physicians, as these are, would attract attention, and this book, which has been prepared by perhaps our ablest pathologist and our ablest clinician, is one which will be a credit not only to the English language in which it is written, but to America, and will undoubtedly be received abroad as the highest type of an American production. The style of the work is naturally somewhat dogmatic, but its careful condensation compensates for this, as there is nothing superfluous in the book from beginning to end. A clean-cut statement of the conviction of the authors and the state of their knowledge on the subjects treated is given.

In the treatment of typhoid fever we notice that the book gives little space or consideration to the so-called antiseptic treatment. Indeed, it is not mentioned as such, although turpentine, one

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