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August 24, 1901

Annual and Analytical Cyclopedia of Practical Medicine

JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(8):526. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470340044019

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This is the last volume of an excellent work, and the largest of the series. It contains an index to the six volumes, which gives one an idea of the mass of information the complete series contains. The amount of work necessary to condense, systematize and co-ordinate all the vast amount of medical literature that these volumes represent has been enormous and can be appreciated only by those who have attempted such a task, though in a less pretentious manner. The work covers every branch of medical knowledge, and brings the literature of each up to recent times in such a manner that it can be referred to easily and with satisfaction. The work is not a text-book, or a substitute for text-books, but rather a supplement to them, as it were. This last volume contains many complete articles that are deserving of mention, among them being Surgery of the

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