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April 3, 1897

A Manual of the Practice of Medicine.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(14):664-665. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440140040015

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This little manual has reached its fourth edition—evidence of merit. Its author understands the art of constructing a clear and fairly comprehensive abstract of the contents of the larger works on medicine, to which due reference is made in the preface. The result is a convenient pocket companion that will be found useful by the student who is preparing a cram for examination, or even by the newly fledged professor who is about to step forth into the arena. But for students who are engaged in class-work such hand-books are too sketchy, and, consequently, dry and uninteresting—mere skeletons, devoid of attraction.

We Have Received in an envelope bearing the following stamp: "Treasury Department; Office Supervising Surgeon General; penalty for private use $300;" a document purporting to be a reprint of the Cleveland Journal of Medicine, February, 1897.

The question of whether it is in violation of the law to send

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