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March 26, 1892

A Dictionary of Treatment; or Therapeutic Index, Including Medical and Surgical Therapeutics.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(13):405. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411170031020

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The matter appears under the names of various diseases and symptoms, arranged alphabetically, and makes a volume of 900 pages. The author in his preface rather regrets the condensation which has been necessary, but in no instance has he sacrificed clearness to brevity. The matter is all the more valuable from having been drawn largely from the author's own experience, and his discussions of the various conditions arising in the course of diseases, and of suitable treatment for each, shows him to be a man of wide practical knowledge, and stamps his words with the ring of authority. His presentation of the treatment of valvular lesions of the heart, is alone well worth the price of the book. None of the single books on the practice of medicine now before the profession, handle the subject of treatment so thoroughly or so satisfactorily as this work. The book will be found

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