Editorials

1887 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
After reading productions like the above, it is comforting to turn to Lord Bacon and to find that he says " Books must follow sciences and not sciences books." G. h. t. Differential Diagnosis of the Diseases of the Skin for Students and Practitioners. By Condict W. Cutler, M.S., M.D. G. P. Putnam's Sons: New York and London. 1887. This book consists almost entirely of a collection of tables of the differential diagnosis of all the diseases of the skin, and the impression derived from reading
more » ... ved from reading it, is much the same as that expressed by the Scotchman who was discovered absorbed in Webster's unabridged dictionary and being asked what he thought of the book replied that the stories therein were very pretty but " unco " short. These tables are prepared with care and thoroughness and presumably demanded an amount of labor in their production disproportionate to their usefulness.
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