Recent Literature The Practice of Medicine . A Text-Book for Practitioners and Students, with Special Reference to Diagnosis and Treatment. By James Tyson, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine in the University of Pennsylvania, etc. Illustrated. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston Son & Co. 1896
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of Clinical Medicine in the University of Pennsylvania, etc. Illustrated. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston Son & Co. 1896. Dr. Tyson is no less qualified to write a Practice of Medicine than any of his contemporaries, aud they are not a few, who have done the same within recent years. He offers no apology for his act, and does not claim that it waB done to fill a long-felt want. He tells us that he had long contemplated such a work and had devoted to it several years of labor. Such a statement at
... a statement at once disarms criticism aud invites confidence and appreciation. Dr. Tyson simply did what he had long wanted and intended to do. He has produced a good book ou the Practice of Medicinea text-book, but hardly a hand-book ; a quarto, rather than an imperial octavo, of almost 12UU pages. Its pages offer internal evidence that much labor and time have been spent upon it, aud as the work of one man it is a creditable monument to industry, learning and good judgment. The book is divided into fifteen sections. Section 1 is devoted to tho infectious diseases, and the first chapter begins with typhoid fever. The following sections up to XIII, with the exception of Section IX which comprises constitutional but non-infectious diseases, are based upon au anatomical or physiological classification. With Section XII we reach the intoxications ; Section XIII deals with exposure to high though bearable temperature; Section XIV, the animal para-Bites and the conditions caused by them ; Section XV, symptoms following overdoses of poisons, their treatment, etc. Throughout the book both the English and metric Systems are used. The index is full and carefully prepared. The paper is good and the print is distinct and clear. The illustrations, some of which are colored, are well chosen, aud the book is not overloaded with them, although the author found it necessary to depart from his original intention of avoiding them altogether. A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis by Microscopical and Chemical Methods. For Students, Hospital Physicians and Practitioners.