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March 1, 1902

American Edition of Nothnagel's Encyclopedia. —Variola (Including Vaccination)

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(9):599. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480090051020

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Abstract

The second volume of the Nothnagel series following so soon after the appearance of the first gives promise of early completion into English of this excellent encyclopedia. From the fact that nearly half of this second volume is devoted to smallpox, vaccination and chicken-pox, it will be especially welcome at this time. It is unnecessary to say that the treatment of these subjects is exhaustive. The historic and statistical phases are valuable, especially in their relation to prevention of smallpox by vaccination. No doubter could possibly read this monograph and resist believing in the efficacy of vaccination. Besides the above, the volume contains monographs on three common every-day diseases, erysipelas, whooping-cough and hay fever, as well as a treatise on the less common disease, cholera. One is rather surprised to see hay fever treated under the title "Bostock's summer catarrh," until one recalls the fact that it was first described

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