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This little volume, the "Practicing Physician," which is a free translation of the Italian name, has gone through two editions in its own country since its first appearance in 1900. As the author states, he has not attempted to present to his colleagues a scientific work, but has simply wished to give a little handy reference volume to his brother practitioners. It covers a large field of subjects for which a ready pocket reference book may be of use, including poisons, visceral traumatisms, obstetric emergencies, various surgical conditions, dietetic tables, rules for disinfection, schemes for the examination of patients, methods of postmortems, dose lists, etc., adulterations of foods and certain legal matters which are of special use only to Italian physicians, such as matters of public hygiene, treatment of the insane, etc. With a little adaptation a book like this of its compass and size would be a very convenient
Il Medico Practico.. JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(5):269. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480310037021
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