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April 21, 1906

The Automobile. A Practical Treatise on the Construction of Modern Motor Cars, Steam, Petrol, Electric and Petrol-Electric. Based on Lavergne's "L'Automobile sur Route."

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(16):1230. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510430080030

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Abstract

If there is one thing more than another brought out in the automobile articles in this number of The Journal, it is that the physician who wishes to save himself from worry and expense should learn the details of the construction of his automobile. Some of this information may be had from books and some can only be had from actual, often painful, experience. Frequently it will be the cheapest and most satisfactory way to have a short course in instruction from a competent chauffeur or automobile machinist. The novice, however, should preface any such instruction by an understanding of the general principles of auto motors, etc., which he may gain from some good book on the subject. The work before us, in two handsome volumes, is well called a compendium of information, and it discusses every feature of the automobile with the details of construction, operation and repair. The

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