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Few books on medicine in recent years made a more favorable impression on first appearance than Osler's "Practice." The reason for this is not hard to discover; it was original, complete, scientific, but above all written in a charming manner. It appeared first in 1892 and in nine years four editions have been required. The edition just issued contains a more thorough revision than either of the preceding ones. The opening chapter on typhoid fever has been in the most part rewritten, and that on malaria has necessarily been recast to accord with the present knowledge of the etiology and prophylaxis of this disease. The chapters on many of the other more common diseases have also been in part rewritten. Many diseases not mentioned in former editions have been considered in this one, making the book more complete than ever. It will continue to hold its position as one of
The Principles and Practice of Medicine. Designed for the Use of Practitioners and Students of Medicine. JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(20):1331–1332. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470460045019
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