The Testing of Disinfectants

E. K. Rideal, A. Sciver
1927 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
Thus is afforded excellent proof of his imperfect knowledge of the theories of certain doctors whom he calls " quacks." Personally I use LAbrams's miietlhod and believe in the psychic ratioinale of the svstemii, although miiy conception of this rationale is probably widely differ-ent from that of Professor Clark. So possibly I am in favour. But what of those whlo do not expl-ai'n the Abrams plhenomelna on a psychic hypothesis? There should be nio difficulty for Professor Clark. He has
more » ... k. He has illustrated very well his capacity for judging without obtaining full evidence in one.instance. What is to prevent his doinig so again? From his sweeping statement about the extravaganices of the " followprs of Abrams," it appears that he has not even cursorily read the onily book on Abrains writteni by British doctors (Abrarns' MVethods of Diagnosis an-d, Treatment, published by Heinemann); for the wrvliters of this book do not commit themselves to aniy special theoriV anid are careful to repudiate all fantastic claims.-JI amii, etc., London, WA1, Oct. 3rd. J. KENFLM REID.
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