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December 2, 1899

A System of Medicine by Many Writers.

JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(23):1440. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450750060028

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The sixth volume of this system finishes the consideration of diseases of the circulatory system, covers the subject of muscular affections, including myositis, Thomsen's disease and idiopathic muscular atrophies and hypertrophies, etc., and includes in the nervous diseases, the subjects of general pathology, tremor, trophoneuroses, peripheral nervous disorders and, in part, diseases of the spine. The names of the authors of the special articles on the several subjects are indicative of their character and value. Among them may be mentioned Prof. W. H. Welch, who describes thrombosis and embolism, Dr. F.W. Mott on tremor, etc., Dr. Risien Russell and Professor Horsley on spinal affections, and other names hardly less well known.

The seventh volume continues the subject of diseases of the nervous system. The longest articles, and in some respects the most notable, as carrying authority, are those by Professor Ferrier, on "Regional Diagnosis of Cerebral Disease," and Dr. Bostian,

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