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September 5, 1891

A Dictionary of Practical Medicine, by Various Authors.

JAMA. 1891;XVII(10):386. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410880034019

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This is a concise and valuable octavo volume of over nine hundred pages, representing the views of some forty different English writers with reference to the nature and treatment of the various diseases which are by them severally considered, the unsigned articles being in the main written by the Editor and by Mr. John Abercrombie. The wide range of subjects referred to renders it really a condensed cyclopædia of the practice of medicine. A careful examination of a large number of the diseases described and the methods of treatment advised, renders it evident that the work will prove one of special value to practicing physicians, especially for purposes of ready reference.

The details of treatment are so fully given, that one may at the moment come upon the views of the writer, and in the main the suggestions are eminently practical and judicious. The subjects are arranged in alphabetical order,

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