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November 9, 1901

A Text-Book of the Practice of Medicine.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(19):1264. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470450044024

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Dr. Eshner has done good service to English-speaking readers in his translation of this standard text-book of that distinguished German author, Eichhorst. He has made additions and annotations where it seemed advisable. The two-volume form in which the book appears does not lessen, but rather adds to its value, as the two single volumes are more convenient for use than one large one would be. The translation appears to be excellent, though once in a while we see a slip. We do not know whether to give credit to the translator or not for a confusion of the animal and vegetable kingdom on page 395; the statement that "hemoglobinuria has been noticed after ingestion of fungi, particularly mussels," strikes us as odd. This, however, is a minor matter and does not affect the general excellence of the work. The editor has introduced a number of illustrations, replacing or supplementing those

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