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March 19, 1904

A Reference Handbook of the Medical Sciences, Embracing the Entire Range of Scientific and Practical Medicine and Allied Science.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(12):786. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490570040027

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This volume, the last but one of the complete Reference Handbook, covers subjects from saccharin to ulcer. Beside an enormous number of more or less short articles, there are included in this volume many exhaustive ones, so exhaustive that they may be called complete monographs. Among these may be mentioned those on scarlet fever, occupying 22 pages; the sexual organs, 47 pages; the spinal cord and its diseases, 115 pages; the stomach and its diseases, 68 pages; syphilis, 32 pages; teratology, 50 pages; tuberculosis, 16 pages, and typhoid fever, 12 pages. These articles, as well as the shorter ones, are as a rule written by those who are specialists in the subjects treated, and consequently are scientific and reliable. Since all subjects are brought well up to date, most of the articles have had to be rewritten in part; not a few of the subjects are entirely new. The work

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