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It must be self-evident to all, especially those actively engaged in the practice or study of medicine, that new and important chapters are constantly being added, while many of the previously accepted ideas must be modified or entirely abandoned.
The history of medicine reveals constant changes with periods of marked progress. Comparatively, no era in the past can by any means equal the present in the rapid progress which is being made in true scientific medicine. This has been made possible by the achievements in the collateral branches, by the many new and applied clinico-laboratory methods, the introduction of various instruments of precision, the admirable modern clinical laboratories with the scores of earnest, sincere and determined workers, inspired with the spirit of original investigation.
Truly, the impossibilities or the day-dreams of yesterday have become the demonstrated and accepted facts of to-day. In addition to this marvelous progress, the present is equally remarkable for the varied and diversified activities in the various fields of medicine, each carried on in some locality most favorable to the growth of science by some particularly qualified individual or group of workers.
To keep informed of the numerous and ever-changing additions to medical knowledge is no easy task. A thorough review of the voluminous literature is impossible. Rejuvenating a library by frequent new editions has been tried and found wanting in more ways than one. To obviate this unnecessary expense and to furnish a means of ready reference to the most recent literature, an abstract service as a supplement to the present work has been adopted.
While following an etiologic basis, as far as possible, in the classification of the diseases, each article is written with the predominating idea of presenting the most important clinical manifestations, physical signs and means of diagnosis, with the appropriate and accepted treatment. This must be a source of satisfaction to the clinician and the busy practitioner.
The present work was undertaken, and well under way, before our country entered the late war. As soon as war was declared all activities were suspended as a patriotic duty. With cessation of hostilities and the return of the many contributors from active service, work was resumed with an increased vigor.
The task imposed upon the editor has been most congenial and profitable, made so by the hearty coöperation of contributors and publishers.
Public acknowledgment is made, while any adequate expression of appreciation is impossible. Sincere thanks are due the various contributors, the publishers, Geo. A. Wilson, M.D., managing editor, proof readers, indexer and others who have helped to bring this work to completion.
FREDERICK TICE, M.D.
(Rush Medical College) Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago, Rush Medical College; Formerly Professor of Medicine and Clinical Medicine and Head of the Department
of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine
ADVISORY EDITOR IN GASTRO-ENTEROLOGY
This new list of Contributors pages xi-xvi is to be inserted in place of the old pages xi-XXXVI, Volume I, Tice's Practice of Medicine.
JULIUS FRIEDENWALD, A.B., A.M., M.D.
(College of Physicians and Surgeons, Baltimore) Professor of Gastro-enterology, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Gastro-enterologist, University Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Church Home and In
firmary, Union Memorial Hospital, Women's Hospital, Sinai Hospital
ADVISORY EDITOR IN MEDICINE
LUTHER F. WARREN, A.B., M.D., F.A.C.P.
(University of Michigan) Professor of Internal Medicine, Long Island College Hospital; Chief of Medical
Service, Long Island College Hospital
CARCINOMA OF THE STOMACH, SARCOMA OF THE STOMACH, BENIGN TUMORS OF THE STOMACH, TUBERCULOSIS
OF THE STOMACH DONALD PUTNAM ABBOTT, B.S., M.D. Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Rush Medical College; Associate Attending
Physician, Presbyterian Hospital
YELLOW FEVER ARISTIDES AGRAMONTE, A.B., M.D., LL.D., Sc.D. (Honorary) Professor of Bacteriology, University of Havana, Cuba; Late Secretary of Public
Health and Charities, Republic of Cuba
METEORISM, TYMPANITES, INTESTINAL EMBOLISM AND THROMBOSIS, VISCERAL ARTERIOSCLEROSIS
WALTER C. ALVAREZ, M.D. Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Mayo Foundation
ACUTE POLIOMYELITIS HAROLD L. AMOSS, B.S., M.S., M.D., Dr.P.H., Sc.D. (Honorary) Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University; Associate Physician, Johns Hopkins Hospital; Member, Association of Pathologists and Bacteri. ologists, Society of Immunologists, American Physicians, Harvey Society, American Society for Experimental Pathology, Interurban Clinical Club, Society of Experimental Biology and Medicine; Fellow, American Medical Association, American Association for the Advance of Science
ORAL SEPSIS H. B. ANDERSON, M.D., C.M., L.R.C.P. (Lond.), M.R.C.S. (Eng.) Formerly Professor of Pathology, Trinity University; Laboratory Professor of Clinical Pathology and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Toronto; Formerly Pathologist, Toronto General Hospital; Physician, Hospital for Sick Children and Saint Michael Hospital, Toronto; Consulting Physician, National San Gravenhurst Hospital for Incurables, Toronto; Member of Board Gov.
ernors, University of Toronto
University Hospital, San Juan, Porto Rico