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November 26, 1892

Materia Medica and Therapeutics

JAMA. 1892;XIX(22):646. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420220024005

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This little work of 223 pages forms part of "The Students' Quiz Series," now being issued by Lea's. While we have heretofore expressed doubts of the value of works of this character they have undoubtedly come to stay. The work before us is admirably arranged in the form of questions and answers especially adapting it for the use of students classes in which one of their own number act as leader. It also facilitates brevity and conciseness of expression, a sine qua non in a work of this sort.

The author says that he has aimed at "a convenient and concise statement of the most important facts of materia-medica and therapeutics." A careful reading of his pages shows that he has achieved success upon these lines, and within the limitations imposed by the size of the work. There are important omissions, and perhaps we would differ from him in some

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