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April 29, 1899

Progressive Medicine. A Quarterly Digest of Advances, Dis coveries and Improvements in the Medical and Surgical Sciences.

JAMA. 1899;XXXII(17):954-955. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450440052029

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The object of the editor, which is to present in a condensed form the latest accepted facts and knowledge in each department of medicine, is certainly a laudable one. With all the original research, scientific investigation, experimental and theoretic, that is being made; with the multiplicity of original papers full of ideas, which may be new or old, tenable or untenable, and with all the mass of literature that is being published, there is certainly need of having all this condensed, the wheat separated from the chaff, and put in such a form that we may find out just where we stand. The different departments have been placed in the hands of those who are well qualified for the particular part given them, and the work has been well done. They have not only condensed and made accessible all the accumulated knowledge of the last few years, but each one

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