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March 1, 1902

A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis by Means of Microscopical and Chemical Methods for Students, Hospital Physicians and Practitioners.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(9):598-599. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480090050019

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Four editions of this work have been issued in the brief space of five years. This is an indication not only of the excellence of the work, but also of what is even more gratifying, namely, a rapidly growing appreciation on the part of the general practitioner of the necessity of familiarizing himself with the methods of accurate clinical diagnosis, as it is work of this character that lies at the very foundation of all medical progress. The author presents the facts as they are known to-day in a clear and concise manner, and the frankness with which he acknowledges the many points that are not known instead of attempting to hide ignorance in misty theory, is highly commendable.

The first chapter of 137 pages is devoted to the blood, and the subject is admirably presented, with the exception of the use of the hematokrit. The author acknowledges that his

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