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August 11, 1900

Horseless Vehicles, Automobiles, Motor Cycles.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(6):372. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460320042034

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If automobiles ever become practical on all kinds of roads, physicians as much as any class will be benefited. No matter what the future may develop, it can not yet be said that the horseless carriage is able to take the place of the old, reliable four-footed motor. Nevertheless in the cities, and where there are good roads, the horseless carriages are becoming quite popular, and many physicians who are favorably situated are investigating and using them. The literature on the subject is not at all voluminous as yet, and for this reason if for no other this work of Hiscox ought to have a large sale. It gives the history of the progress of the horseless vehicle from the beginning, covering steam, electricity, hydrocarbon vapor and compressed air as the motive power. It is fully illustrated, the illustrations containing full and minute details of the construction of practically all

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