Bibliographical Notices A Manual of Military Surgery, or Hints on the Emergencies of Field, Camp and Hospital Practice . Illustrated with wood-cuts. By S. D. Gross, M.D., Professor of Surgery in the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1861

1861 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
tiers." " In cold or wet weather, on guard or fatigue duty, on the march, or whenever unusual exertion is to be made, I am persuaded that the use of brandy or whisk}7 is beneficial. Their protracted use, however, will be found prejudicial to the health. Brandy is the most exceptionable in this respect. Whisky is much less so." The diarrhoea and dysentery of camps are next treated of, and much valuable information is given, based on the experience of our armies. The various casualties of active
more » ... sualties of active service follow, and the work concludes with the chapter on the use of chloroform. A very valuable Appendix is added, which contains full lists of all the articles which are supplied to Army surgeons-the instruments, apparatus, the drugs and the quantities of each in proportion to the number of the troops, formulae for the official returns and receipts of the surgeons to the quartermaster, &c. In short, the whole volume is eminently practical and fitted for the present moment. We notice some errors of the press, which we suppose are attributable to the haste with which the book has been issued. But we cannot be so charitable to such Americanisms as "ax" for axe, "center" for centre, " ¡tight " for height, and the like, which we cannot suffer to go unchallenged, wherever we may meet them. Crosby & Nichols have the book for sale. Price one dollar.
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