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Lea's Series of Pocket Text-Books.-- Histology and Pathology.-- By

John B. Nichols, M.D., Demonstrator of Histology, Medical
Department Columbian University, and F. P. Vale, M.D.,
Assistant in Pathology, Medical Department University of
Georgetown, Washington, D.C. In One Handsome 12mo.
Volume of 452 Pages, with 213 Illustrations. Cloth, $1.75 net;
Flexible Red Leather, $2.25 net. Lea Brothers & Co., Phila-
delphia and New York.

The medical students of today have much to be thankful for in the aids offered to them for the equipment of knowledge. The volume before us is a model manual for a student, comprising, as it does, all the essentials of normal histology and general and special pathology, arranged concisely and systematically. The text is profusely and handsomely illustrated. This series of pocket textbooks is certain to become very popular with students, both on account of the intrinsic excellence of its members and their very moderate price.

Recollections of a Rebel Surgeon.--(And Other Sketches); or In the

Doctor's Sappy Days. By F. E. Daniel, M.D. Illustrated. 1899: Von Boeckmann, Schutze & Co., Austin, Texas.

This red volume, by the editor of the “Red Back” Texas Medical Journal, is one of the most enjoyable books we have ever read. As the title indicates, it is made up mostly of short war

. stories, which are chock-ful of wholesome and genuine American humor, that is rendered all the brighter by a touch of pathos here and there. There are many historical side-lights showing the true state of Southern life and sentiment during and just after the civil

We recommend the book to every member of the fraternity particularly, as well as to their patients.

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A Manual of the Practice of Medicine, Prepared Especially for Students.

By A. A. Stevens, A. M., M.D., Professor of Pathology in the Woman's Medical College, Pennsylvania; Lecturer on Terminology and Instructor in Physical Diagnosis in the University of Pennsylvania; Physician to St. Agnes's Hospital and to the Out-Patient Department of the Episcopal Hospital, etc. Fifth Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Illustrated. Twelvemo; 519 Pages. Price, $2.00 net. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 925 Walnut Street. 1898.

This compact volume is just what students need to give them clear and definite ideas of disease and its treatment. The subject matter includes diseases of the digestive system, kidneys, blood and ductless glands, circulatory system, respiratory system, acute infectious diseases, constitutional diseases, diseases of the nervous system. diseases of the brain, cord, nerves and muscles, and diseases of the skin and its appendages. The author has the happy faculty of expressing much in few words, and his arrangement of topics is such as leads to exact knowledge with the least effort. The limp cover, newly adopted for this edition, is very tasteful and convenient.

Dudley's Gynecology. - A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of

Gynecology.--By E. C. Dudley, A.M., M.D., Professor of
Gynecology in the Northwestern University Medical So ol,
Chicago. New (2d) Edition. In One Very Handsome Octavo
Volume of 717 pages, with 453 Engravings of which 47 are in
Colors and 8 Colored Plates. Just Ready. Cloth, $5.00,
net; Leather, $6.00, net.

This work differs from others on the same subject in giving the primary place to pathology and the secondary to regional anatomy. The disease itself is studied as an entity in definite relation to the different organs. The advantages of this method of presenting the subject are very obvious both as regards a clear understanding of morbid conditions and their well ordered and successful treatment. The exhaustion of the first large edition within a year has stimulated the author to make an exceptionally thorough revision of the text, with the addition of 78 pages, 31 new engravings, and 6 new fullpage plates. The most extensive and most satisfactory addition is the new part, in four chapters, on disorders of menstruation and sterility. The work is as practicable and serviceable, as it is readable from beginning to end. It is beautifully illustrated, chiefly with original drawings, unusually free use being made of differentiation by colors.

The Principles and Practice of Modern Surgery... For the Use of Students

and Practitioners of Medicine and Surgery. By John B. Roberts, M.D., Professor of Anatomy and Surgery in the Philadelphia Polyclinic: Mutter Lecturer on Surgical Pathology of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. New (2d) and Revised Edition. In One Very Handsome Octavo Volume of 838 pages, with 474 Engravings and 8 Plates in Colors and Monochrome. Cloth, $4.25, net; Leather, $5.25, net.

All of Prof. Roberts' writings are practical and to the point, and in this book we get the gist of all that he knows and does in surgery.

The title of the book is well chosen, inasmuch as it has been brought quite up to date by careful revision and considerable new matter. The author is most instructive in the discussion of fractures and dislocations, but every chapter reflects his originality and practicality. Much space is devoted to pathology and asepsis, the foundation of true surgical success. The text is amply illustrated with well chosen plates and figures, and the index is complete and simply arranged. The condensation of both the principles and practice of surgery into one volume is convenient for the student, both mentally and financially, and as a text-book this manual has no superior.

General and Local Anesthesia. - By Aime Paul Heineck, M.D., Clinical

Instructor in Genito-Urinary Diseases, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Chicago; Clinical Instructor in Gynecology, Chicago Clinical School; Clinical Instructor in Surgery, Northwestern University Woman's Medical College. 124 pages; $1.00. G. P. Engelhard & Co., Publishers, 358-362 Dearborn St., Chicago.

This neat little brochure contains much explicit information on the choice and administration of local and general anesthetics, precautions and dangers, the treatment of emergencies, etc. Rational explanations are given for the various phenomena, and many new and interesting points are brought out. The office of anesthetist is one of great responsibility, and we opine that the reading and study of this concise monograph would prove a benefit to every practitioner.

A Text-Book of Diseases of Women.--By Charles B. Penrose, M.D.,

Ph.D., Professor of Gynecology in the University of Pennsyl-
vania; Surgeon to the Gynecean Hospital, Philadelphia.
Illustrated. Third Edition, Revised. Philadelphia: W. B.
Saunders, 925 Walnut Street. 1900.

This is a model manual for medical students—clear and explicit, comprehensive and easily comprehended. The author takes up his subjects in the most natural manner and is truly educative in all that he writes. In most instances he recommends but one plan of treatment for each disease, thereby permitting the inclusion of practical details and avoiding any possible confusion. The text is handsomely illustrated with 217 diagrams and drawings, which are of special service in the understanding of operative procedures. That the book should have proved very popular with students is a matter of course.

Christian Science.--An Exposition of Mrs. Eddy's Wonderful Discov

ery, Including Its Legal Aspects. A Plea for Childien and Other Helpless Sick, By William A. Purrington, Lecturer in the University and Bellevue Hospital Medical College, and in the New York College of Dentistry upon Law in Relation to Medical Practice; One of the Authors of “ A System of Legal Medicine.” Price, $1.00. New York: E. B. Treat & Company, 241-243 West 23d Street.

1900. This collection of papers, read before various societies and reprinted from the North American Review, Medical Record, New York Sun and other publications, is the most scathing and complete dissection we have ever seen of the absurdities and dangers of that hodge-podge of greed and blasphemy, concocted by the ignorant but çunning old woman at Concord. By free quotations from her own writings, he proves what an extraordinarily vain, vulgar impostor she is. Every physician would enjoy reading this book and so would any of his sensible patients. And since one legal mind can keenly appreciate the acumen of another, we recommend this book particularly to the astute, his excellency, Guff. C(hristian) S(cience) Thomas.

A Practical Treatise on Diseases of the skin.--For the Use of Students

and Practitioners. By James Nevins Hyde, A.M., M.D., Professor of Skin, Genito-Urinary and Venereal Diseases, Rush Medical College, Chicago; and Frank Hugh Montgomery, M.D., Assistant Professor of Skin, Genito-Urinary and Venerial Diseases, Chicago Clinical School. Fifth and Revised Edition. Octavo; 863 pages.

Illustrated with 111 Engrav. ings and 24 Plates in Colors and Monochrome. Lea Brothers & Co., Philadelphia and New York. 1900.

This standard American work, first published in 1883, becomes more and better appreciated with each succeeding edition. It is a very complete work from a practical standpoint, and comprises the latest knowledge in dermatology, as well as all that past experience has proved of real value. A commendable feature of each edition has been the great care bestowed upon the work of revision. The engravings and plates, for the most part original, have never been excelled. The considerable space given to general considerations of dermal anatomy and physiology, symptomatology, etiology, pathology, diagnosis, prognosis, therapeutics and classification, is no doubt appreciated by students. An ample index facilitates the use of the text by practitioners.

The American Year-Book of Medicine and Surgery.—Being a Yearly Digest

of Scientific Progress and Authoritative Opinion in All Branches of Medicine and Surgery, Drawn from Journals, Monographs, Text-Books of the Leading American and Foreign Authors and Investigators. Under the General Editorial Charge of George M. Gould, M.D. In Two Volumes. Price, Cloth, $3 per Volume; Half Morocco, $3-75. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 925 Walnut Street. 1900.

The new arrangement of this standard publication in two volumes instead of one, without increase of price, will be approved, we are sure, by the profession at large. The department editors of the surgical volume include J. M. Baldy, Charles H. Burnett, J. Chalmers Da Costa, W. A. Newman Dorland, Virgil P. Gibney, C. A. Hamann, Howard F. Hansell, Barton Cooke Hirst, E. Fletcher Ingals, W. W. Keen, Henry G. Ohls, Wendell Reber and J. Hilton Waterman. The editors of the digest in medicine include Samuel

W. Abbott, Archibald Church, Louis A. Duhring, D. L. Edsall, Alfred Hand, Jr., Milton B. Hartzell, Reid Hunt, Wyatt Johnson, Walter Jones, David Riesman, Louis Starr, Alfred Stengel, A. A. Stevens, G. N. Stewart and Reynold W. Wilcox. The work as a whole is a very careful and complete epitome of actual progress in all the branches of medical science, during the past year. The bracketed critical editorial comments serve as salt to this great mass of mental pabulum. The use of heavy type throughout the text, in calling attention to essential points, is much to be commended. The index of each volume is quite full and apparently complete, both for subjects and for authors. The illustrations comprise many figures and a number of beautiful colored plates.

The International Text-Book of Surgery.-By American and British

Authors. Edited by J. Collins Warren, M.D., L.L.D., Professor of Surgery in Harvard Medical School; Surgeon to the Massachusetts General Hospital; and A. Pearce Gould, M.S., F.R.C.S., Surgeon to Middlesex Hospital; Lecturer on Practical Surgery and Teacher of Operative Surgery, Middlesex Hospital Medical School; Member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons, England. Volume I: General and Operative Surgery: Octavo; 947 pages.

With 458 Illustrations in the Text, and a Full- Page Plate in Colors. Price, per Volume, $5.00. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 925 Walnut Street.

1900. In no other branch of the healing art has progress been so marked and rapid as in surgery, so that no apology is needed for a new work upon this subject. In the volume before us we find the very latest principles and technic of surgical science and art, as practiced by leading American and European surgical specialists. The list of contributors to this volume includes the followiug well known names: C. H. Golding Bird, Edward H. Bradford, J. G. A. Burns, Herbert L. Burrel, Richard C. Cabot, J. H. Cameron, W. Watson Cheyne, J. Chalmers DaCosta, Harold C. Ernst, George Ryerson Fowler, George W. Gay, John B. Hamilton, George H. Makins, Charles McBurney, George H. Monks, Rushton Parker, Lewis S. Pilcher, Franz Pfaff, Maurice H. Richardson, Guy Bellingham Smith, Walter George Spencer, J. Bland Sutton, L. McLane Tiffany, Weller Van Hook, James P. Warbasse, J. Collins Warren and De Forest Willard. In a reference work like this, where all is excellent, comparisons are invidious. Throughout all the text principles and practice, facts and their applications to definite needs are clearly expressed and judiciously blended. An index of 29 pages yields ready access to every certain subject. Typographically the book is most pleasing, and its illustrature is exceptionally complete and original.

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