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A Manual of Medicine

Nature volume 63, pages 461462 (14 March 1901) | Download Citation



THE work before us is to consist of five volumes, and will thus eventually cover some 2000 pages; the term manual, therefore, by which it is designated, applies rather to each individual volume than to the whole work. It is essentially a system of medicine. It can be seen at a glance that the book is of an essentially different type from Allbutt's system, recently completed. It deals much more succinctly with the respective subjects, and contains no bibliographies. We assume from this—there is no preface—that the work is intended not so much for a book of reference as a text-book for students, and as a handy reference book for practitioners. In the space at our disposal it is impossible to consider at all fully the two volumes before us, and nothing remains but to take a few of the most important monographs as types.

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