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September 3, 1904

Materia Medica. Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Inorganic Substances.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(10):687. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500100045020

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This edition has been thoroughly revised and many pages entirely rewritten. In the first chapter the author gives an excellent résumé of the recent investigations in the action and uses of oxygen and ozone in medicine. We note also the chapter devoted to water, its action and uses, and can say we know of no general treatise which has given this subject such complete and practical consideration. Detailed description of the many and varied uses of water in the domain of therapeutics is lacking in works of this character. This chapter will appeal to many who have only a most general concept of the use of water in disease. Full consideration is given both the internal and external uses of water, including sea bathing, medicated waters, describing particularly the value of many of the famous natural waters. We commend the general classification of subjects based on the chemistry of the

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