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August 22, 1891

A Manual of the Practice of Medicine.

JAMA. 1891;XVII(8):315. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410860039015

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This valuable practical work of eight hundred pages from the pen of the well-known English author, Professor Taylor, is well worthy of a place in the libraries of American Practitioners. It deals concisely with the nature, course and treatment of diseases. Specific infectious diseases are very fully described, and his methods of treatment are judicious.

He considers the diseases of the nervous system in general, and specifically in a manner helpful to the practitioner; his descriptions being lucid and yet concise, and their treatments such as promise the best results. The diseases of the digestive organs, those of respiration, and of the circulatory system are carefully described, and the directions for treatment will be found especially suggestive to those whose means of library references are limited. The leading varieties of skin disease are well considered and their treatment indicated. His section on urinary diseases will repay a careful reading. By

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