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September 9, 1899

Twentieth Century Practice. An International Encyclopedia of Modern Medical Science. By Leading Authorities of Europe and America.

JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(11):682. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450630058025

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This slightly belated volume of this valuable series contains a number of important articles by authors whose names alone are a guarantee of the worth of their contributions. Chief among these may be noticed: "Lobar Pneumonia," by Dr. Andrew H. Smith; "Cerebrospinal Meningitis," by Dr. Netter of Paris; "Inflammation," by Prof. Ziegler of Freiburg; "Relapsing Fever," by Prof. Popoff of St. Petersburg, and the two on "Typhoid Fever," by Drs. Thacher and Brannan of New York. Tropical medicine is represented in the articles on "Yaws," by Dr. Nicholls of Dominica, W. I., and that on "Dysentery" is by Dr. Sodré of Rio Janeiro. All the articles are monographic and give the latest accepted views on their respective subjects, of course, in some cases tinged by the author's own predilections on certain disputed points. This, however, does not detract from their general value, and the volume is one that will rank

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