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June 6, 1896

Occasional Papers on Medical Subjects, 1855-1896.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(23):1142. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430750044015

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"The papers which have been brought together in this volume," says the author, " were written as opportunity occurred during the last forty years." Scattered among transactions and medical periodicals, the articles have not been generally accessible on this side. Several of them, however, are as well known in America as in England. The work is fairly illustrated. The contents are: 1, On the Action of Digitalis upon the Uterus; 2, Three Cases of Angina Pectoris, depending upon Occlusion of the Mouths of the Coronary Arteries; 3, Perforation of the Sigmoid Flexure of the Colon, probably due to the Irritation of Feces; 4, On the Changes in the Nervous System which follow the Amputation of Limbs; 5, On Counter-irritation, considered in reference to the remote and indirect Effects of local and morbid Changes; 6, On the Enlargement of the Viscera which occurs in Rickets; 7, On the morbid Effects of Alcohol,

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