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November 9, 1895

Medical Diagnosis with Special Reference to Practical Medicine in Regard to the Knowledge and Discrimination of Diseases.

JAMA. 1895;XXV(19):824. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430450040016

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In a preface to the eighth edition the author states, under date of August 8, 1895, that he has " revised the work and altered some of its chapters. New matter has been inserted, old matter in parts condensed. I have endeavored to incorporate whatever of bacteriologic interest appeared to be established as valuable for diagnostic purposes."

This well-known text-book requires but little at the hands of the reviewer, and it is pleasing to note that this is a bona fide revision, as the references at the foot of the pages readily show. In this revision we have the mature opinions of the distinguished author in the ripeness of his vast experience, and this revision will enable it to maintain its place in the front rank of the works on general diagnosis and a credit to American medicine. Aside from the intrinsic merits of the book, there are many features which

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