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August 14, 1897

System of Practical Medicine, by American Authors.

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Edited by Alfred Lee Loomis, M.D., LL.D., and William Gilman Thompson, M.D. Volume ii, Diseases of the Respiratory System, Diseases of the Circulatory System and the Mediastinum, Diseases of the Blood, Diseases of the Kidney, Diseases of the Bladder and Prostate Gland. Illustrated, pp. 941. New York and Philadelphia: Lea Brothers & Co. 1897.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(7):349. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440330049018

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We have no hesitancy in pronouncing this system one of the best that has lately appeared; one altogether creditable to American medicine. In its pathology it is modern, in its treatment conservative and in diagnosis accurate and exhaustive. The careful reader will find himself fully informed of the latest teachings of the time and consequently well equipped for his daily work. As a work of reference it will be found very satisfactory, and the practitioner will make no mistake who follows its teachings closely.

The only criticism we make in relation to the book is that the old system of dosage is unfortunately adhered to throughout the volume.

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