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tioned. The topics discussed by him will be embraced in the title: "Some Achievements in Intracranial Surgery;" and his remarks will be based almost entirely upon personal experience, which in number and variety of cases is more extensive than that of any other American surgeon.
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A TREATISE OF THEORY AND PRACTICE OF MEDICINE. By American Teachers. Edited by WILLIAM PEPPER, M.D., LL.D., Provost and Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine and of Clinical Medicine in the University of Pennsylvania. In two Royal octavo volumes. Illustrated. Vol. 1, pp. 909. For sale by subscription only. Price per volume, $5; sheep, $6; half Russia, $7. Philadelphia: W. B. SAUNDERS, Publisher, 913 Walnut Street.
This work, on the Theory and Practice of Medicine, contains numerous woodcuts and colored plate illustrations to eludicate the text whenever necessary. It is composed of a series of articles (each bearing the author's name) upon each disease or set of diseases by various authorities, selected with care from the faculties of the various medical schools of the country, with a view to obtain the very best and latest opinions and treatment of specialists in each department of medicine, and will, therefore, thoroughly represent the subjects as taught in American colleges.
The articles are not written as though addressed to students in lectures, but are exhaustive descriptions of diseases with the newest facts as regards Causation, Symptomatology, Diagnosis, Piogaosis and Treatment, and will include a large number of Formulæ. The recent advances made in the study of the bacterial origin of various diseases are fully described, as well as the bearing of the knowledge so gained upon prevention and
The subjects of Bacteriology as a whole and of immunity are fully considered in a separate section.
Methods of diagnosis are given the most minute and careful attention, thus enabling the reader to learn the very latest meth
ods of investigation without consulting works specially devoted to the subject.
In the matter of treatment there is much that is entirely new; for instance, the subject of cure by injection of blood-serum from immunized animals, now attracting much attention, is thoroughly discussed under the different diseases.
Hygiene forms the opening chapter of volume one and under each disease methods of prevention are carefully discussed.
Very considerable space is devoted to the important subjects of Insanity and Urinalysis.
It is a most handsome and excellent work indeed and is a fit companion to the valuable text-book of surgery recently published by W. B. Saunders. The principal authors and subjects in the first volume are as follows:
Hygiene, J. S. Billings, M.D.; Kidneys and Lungs, Francis Delafield, M.D.; Peritoneum, Liver, and Pancreas, R. H. Fitz, M.D.; Urine (Chemistry and Microscopy), James W. Holland, M.D.; Infectious Diseases, Fevers, etc., by Wm. Pepper, M.D., and Jas. T. Whittaker, M. D.; Tuberculosis, Serofula, Syphilis, Diphtheria, etc, by W. Gilman Thompson, M.D.; Diseases of Brain and Nervous System, by Wm. Osler, M.D., and Horatio C. Wood, M.D. PSYCHOPATHIA SEXUALIS, WITH ESPECIAL REFERENCE TO CONTRARY
SEXUAL INSTINCT. A Medico-Legal Study. By Dr. R. von KRAFFTEBING, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, University of Vienna. Authorized translation of the seventh, enlarged and revised, German edition. By CHARLES GILBERT CHADDOCK, M.D., Professor of Nervous and Mental Diseases, Marion-Sims College of Medicine, St. Louis, Fellow of the Chicago Academy of Medicine; Corresponding Member of the Detroit Academy of Medicine; Associate Member of the American Medico-Psychological Association, etc. In one Royal Octavo volume, 436 pages, Extra Cloth, $3.00 net; Sheep, $4.00·net. Sold only by subscription. Philadelphia: THE F. A. DAVIS COMPANY, Publishers, 1914 and 1916 Cherry Street.
This is one of the most valuable contributions to the medical literature of the current year. The subject is one of great interest to the student of forensic medicine. It throws a vast flood of light on the recent case before the criminal court of Memphis that attracted an almost world-wide celebrity.
Psychiatric study and investigation cover a difficult field, and
the efforts of so distinguished an authority, we know, will be gladly welcomed and appreciated. The many illustrative cases cited, with full and specific details in n ost instances, do much indeed to elucidate this intricate sulject. Fion: the author's preface we quote:
“The following pages are addressed to earnest investigators in the domain of natural science and jurisprudence. In order that unqualified persons should not become readers, the author saw himself compelled to chose a title only understood by the learned, and also, when jossille, to express bin self in terminis technics. It scened necessary also to give certain particularly revolting portions in Latin jather than Gern an.” [The Latin being untranslated in this edition]. * The work of the translator is well and satisfactorily executed.
CHOLERA, Its Protean Aspects and its Management. By Dr. G. ARCHIE
STOCKWELL, F. R. S.; Member New Sydenham Society, London. 12 mo., paper, in two volumes, pp. 306, price 25 cents each. PhysiCIAN'S LEISURE LIBRARY SERIES. GEO. S. Davis, Detroit, Mich. 1893.
At this particular time, the subject of cholera is one of no little interest to our entire people, as well as of special interest to medical men. Whether we have a visitation or not, it stands us fully in hand to be well up with everything pertaining thereto, and these two little volumes, that can be read at any oportune interval by the busiest of the busy, will prove particularly and peculiary valuable. The subject is well handled, and old as well as recent authorities have been fully consulted.
THE INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL ANNUAL and Practitioner's Index for
1893. Edited by a corps of thirty-eight department editors-European and American---specialists in their several departments. P. W. Williams, M.D., Secretary of Staff. *626 octavo pages. Illustrated. $2.75. E. B. TREAT, Publisher, 5 Cooper Union, New York.
The eleventh yearly issue of this valuable one-volume reference work is to hand; and it richly deserves and perpetuates the enviable reputation which its predecessors have made, for selection of material, accuracy of statement and great usefulness. The corps of department editors is representative in every respect. Numerous illustrations-many of which are in colorsmake the “Annual” more than ever welcome to the Profession,
as providing, at a reasonable outlay, the handiest and best resumé of medical progress yet offered.
The arrangement of the work is alphabetical, and with its complete index, makes it a reference book of rare worth.
In short, the "Annual" is what it claims to be a recapitulation of the year's progress in medicine, serving to keep the practitioner abreast of the times with reference to the medical liter. ature of the world. Price, the same as in previous years— $2.75.
DISEASES OF THE CHEST, THROAT, AND NASAL CAVITIES, including Phys
ical Diagnosis and Diseases of the Lungs, Heart, and Aorta, Laryngology and Diseases of the Pharynx, Larynx, Nose, Thyroid Gland and Esophagus. By E. FLETCHER INGALS, A.M., M.D., Professor of Laryngology and Practice of Medicine, Rush Medical College; Professor of Diseases of the Throat and Chest, Northwestern University Woman's Medical School ; Professor of Larngology and Rhinology, Chicago Polyclinic, etc., etc. Second edition, revised and enlarged. 240 illustratrations. Octavo, 700 pages. extra muslin, price, $5.00. WILLIAM Wood & Co., New York.
This is the seventh edition of a very valuable work. It is much more comprehensive than the first, making it an excellent work for the student as well as a book of reference for the busy practitioner. In the preface to the first edition the author states that the design of the work is “to present a complete exposition of the subject of physical diagnosis as far as it relates to diseases of the chest, throat, and nasal passages; to give the essential symptoms of each disease; to point out the symptoms and signs which are of most value in a differential diagnosis; and to outline briefly the proper treatment for the various affection s."
The work is indeed a very complete review of the abuve subjects, and is presented in a readable style. The author quotes frequently from DaCosta in that portion devoted to physical di. agnosis. In the outline of treatment he has only given that "treatment which has been found most satisfactory," while due reference has been given to the most recent contributions on pathology. Particular attention has been given to the discussion of the throat and upper air passages. The concluding chapter on “Diseases of the Thyroid Glands and Esophagus” is brief and yet, perhaps, full enough to meet the aim of the
work. It is well illustrated with very excellent cuts, and, all in all, is a work of much merit.
ACNE AND ALOPECIA. By L. DUNCAN BULKLEY, A.M., M.D., Professor
of Diseases of the Skin, New York Post-Graduate Medical School, Physician to the New York Skin and Cancer Hospital; etc., 12 mo., pp. 80; paper, price 25 cents. Detroit, Mich. GEORGE S. Davis, Publisher, 1893.
A very excellent number of the Physician's Leisure Library. The subjects of acne and alopecia are presented in a clear, concise, and practical manner. “No attempt has been made to ex. haust either subject, and no references are given to authorities,' but the individual views of the author are practical and well worthy of consideration.
MANUAL OF CHEMISTRY. A Guide to Lectures and Laboratory work for
Beginners in Chemistry. A Text-book, specially adapted for Students of Pharm and Medicine. By W. Simon, Ph.D., M.D., Professor of Chemistry and Toxicology in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Baltimore, and Professor or Chemistry in the Maryland College of Pharmacy. New (4th) edition. In one 8vo. volume of 490 pages, with 44 woodcuts and 7 colored plates illustrating 56 of the most important chemical tests. Philadelphia, LEA BROTHERS & Co. 1893.
A work which rapidly passes to its fourth edition needs no fnrther proof of having achieved a success.
In the present case the claims to favor are obvious. Emanating from an experienced teacher of medical pharmaceutical students the volume is closely adapted to their needs. This is shown not only by the careful selection and clear presentation of its subject matter, but by the colored plates of reactions, which form a unique feature. Every teacher will appreciate the saving of his own time, and the advantages accruing to the student from a permanent and accurate standard of comparison for tests depending on colors, and frequently upon their changes. To the practitioner, who is likely at any time to be confronted with important pathological or toxicological questions to be answered by the test tube, the volume will be of the utmost value. Such it has proved in the past, and the author has accordingly been enabled through fre. quent and thorough revisions to keep his work constantly in touch with the progress of its science and the best methods of its presentation.