Page images
PDF
EPUB

many ways. He has made the subject as interesting as it is important. The work is a complete one on bacteriology, tumors, tuberculosis and all else that should be found in a modern volume on pathology. The new appendix presents concisely a great deal of useful information on examinations of the blood and urine and bacteriologic methods as aids to surgical diagnosis. It also comprises notes on spinal puncture, Roentgen rays in surgery, treatment of wounds, etc. Quite an extensive regional bacteriology is likewise included, describing the pathogenic flora of each part of the body with appropriate treatment for the special diseases to which these germs give rise—a unique and valuable feature. The text is handsomely illustrated with 132 figures, many of which are colored, and a number of plates.

Diseases of the Nose and Throat.--By J. Price-Brown, M.B., L.R.C.

P.E., Member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario; Laryngologist to the Toronto Western Hospital; Laryngologist to the Protestant Orphan's Home; Fellow of the American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society; Member of the British Medical Association, the Pan-American Medical Congress, the Canadian Medical Association, etc. Illustrated with 159 Engravings, including 6 Full-Page Plates and 9 Color-Cuts in the Text, many of them Original. 64x96 inches. Pages xvi-470. Extra Cloth, $3.50, net. The F. A. Davis Co., Publishers, 1914-16 Cherry St., Philadelphia.

This volume is designed especially as a practical guide for general practitioners, and it serves its object well. The text is divided into 85 chapters, arranged in sections on diseases of the nasal passages, pharynx and larynx. The author gives a clear account of modern instruments and their uses in diagnosis and operations. He is particularly full on treatment, providing a great number of practical formulas along with their special indications. The book is liberally illustrated; the frozen section color-plates are well adapted to clarify difficult anatomic relations. The work furnishes at a moderate price all necessary information for the practitioner in the routine treatment of diseases of the nose and throat.

On Diabetes Mellitus and Glycosuria.--By Emil Kleen, Ph.D., M.D.

Octavo; 313 pages. Price, Cloth, net, $2.50. P. Blakiston's
Son & Co., 1012 Walnut St., Philadelphia.

This work, by a Swedish Carlsbad physician, shows a long and thorough practical acquaintance with the subject. He enters fully into the history, geography, etiology and symptoms of glycosuria and diabetes. Of the latter he distinguishes two forms, the mild and the severe-according as glycosuria is or is not removed by exclusion of carbohydrates from the diet. The favorable prognosis in gouty, and the unfavorable outlook in early and neurotic cases, are noted. The author's remarks on metabolism and nutritive needs are in accord with the latest scientific investigations. He thinks that Bernard's theory of the hepatic origin of diabetes is nearly, if not quite, correct. His suggestions on the investigation of a case of diabetes and the treatment of the same are both practical and practicable. He does not generally favor a rigid noncarbonaceous diet in these cases, and particularly insists upon the deleterious effects of such a diet in causing acidosis and coma in the severe types. His methods of treatment are mainly dietetic, but he speaks favorably of the use of opium, arsenic, bromides and other drugs when definitely indicated. So far as we are aware, this work is at present the best suited for practitioners of any upon the same subject in the English language.

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

Authors. Edited by J. Collins Warren, M.D., LL.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. In Two Volumes. Volume II. Regional Surgery. Octavo; 1072 pages. With 471 Illustrations in the Text and 8 Full-Page Plates in Colors. Price, Cloth, $5.00, net; Sheep or Half-Morocco, $6.00, net. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 925 Walnut Street. 1900.

The second volume of this great work appears close at the heels of the first. The American editor contributes the chapters on surgery of the breast, technic of abdominal surgery, acute intestinal obstruction and gonorrhea. The English editor writes on the surgery of the neck. The surgery of the mouth and tongue is discussed by N. P. Dandridge; diseases of the jaws and gums, pharynx and tonsils by S. Ewing Mears; the surgery of the nose by H. Holbrook Curtis; that of the esophagus by John B. Deaver, and the thorax by John Murray. The diagnosis of abdominal diseases is fully and clearly set forth by A. W. Mayo Robson. Robert W. Abbe gives a brief modern review of peritonitis. Andrew J. McCosh contributes the chapter on the stomach and intestines; McBurney that of the vermiform appendix; and John W. Elliot, the surgery of the liver, gall-bladder, biliary passages and pancreas. An especially practical and well illustrated chapter is that on hernia, by Wm. T. Bull. Diseases of the rectum and anus are reviewed in their important aspects by George A. Peters. The surgery of the penis, urethra, prostate and bladder is well presented by Wm. Bruce Clarke; the surgery of the ureters by Weller Van Hook; the surgery of the kidney by Christian Fenger; the surgery of the scrotum and testicle by H. Tuholske. F. Henrotin contributes nearly 100 pages of well digested matter on the subject of gynecology, supplemented by a chapter on the surgery of the uterus by McMurtry. A very interesting chapter is that on the influence of age and race in surgical affections by W. L. Rodman. Robert W. Parker gives a careful resume of syphilis. The surgery of the eye receives due attention from the pen of E. Treacher Collins; the surgery of the ear, from J. Orne Green; the surgery of the skin, from Rudolph Matas. The chapter on traumatic neurosis, by James J. Rutnam, is an able and original exposition of this important subject. The completeness of the text is rounded out by articles on military surgery, by Assistant SurgeonGeneral Forwood, naval surgery, by Charles A Siegfried, and tropical surgery, by James Cantlie. Viewed in its entirety the work is a highly desirable one for reference in actual practice.

The Anatomy of the Brain.--A Text-Book for Medical Students. By

Richard H. Whitehead, M.D., Professor of Anatomy in the
University of North Carolina. Illustrated with Forty-One
Engravings. 64x9%2 inches. Pages, v-96.

Pages, v-96. Extra Vellum
Cloth, $1.00, net. The F. A. Davis Co., Publishers, 1914-16
Cherry St., Philadelphia, Pa.

The anatomy of the brain is an intricate subject, which the author endeavors, with success, to make clear and plain and comparatively simple. He has grouped the text in four chapters, on the divisions, surface anatomy, internal anatomy and conductingpaths of the encephalon successively. His drawings are well adapted to show all the important points and bearings in cerebral topography. Medical students will find this handsome little volume of material aid.

Elements of Clinical Bacteriology.- For Physicians and Students. By

Dr. Ernst Levy, Professor in the University of Strasburg, and Dr. Felix Klemperer, Private Docent in the University of Strasburg. Second Enlarged and Revised Edition. Authorized Translation by Augustus A. Eshner, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Philadelphia Polyclinic. Octavo; 441 pages. Price, $2.50, net. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 925 Walnut Street.

1900. The work before us is the only one, we understand, upon clinical bacteriology. The first part is devoted to the morphology and biology of bacteria, infection, immunity, immunization and cure, and methods of culture and of examination. The second part deals with inflammation and suppuration in general and with special reference to the ordinary inflammatory diseases. The third and largest part is taken up with specific diseases, including two new chapters in this edition on the plague and botulism. Part IV. includes a resume of the mycoses and infections, with the lowest forms of animal life. A full appendix contains practical notes on bacteriologic examination of soil, air and water, the bacteria principally found in soil, air and water, and modern methods of disinfection applicable for different purposes. The clinical point of view predominates, and hence the book is of great value to practitioners in diagnosis, prognosis and rational treatment. It is illustrated with nearly a hundred figures, mostly photomicrogravures.

Injuries to the Eye in Their_Medico-Legal Aspect.—By S. Baudry, M.D.,

Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lille, France, etc. Translated from the Original by Alfred James Ostheimer, Jr., M.D., of Philadelphia, Pa. Revised and Edited by Charles A. Oliver, A.M., M.D., Attending Surgeon to the Wills Eye Hospital; Ophthalmic Surgeon to the Philadelphia Hospital; Member of the American and French Ophthalmological Societies, etc. With an Adaptation of the Medico-Legal Chapter to the Courts of the United States of America, by Charles Sinkler, Esq., Member of the Philadelphia Bar. 558x776 inches.

Pages, x-161. Extra Cloth, $1.00, net. The F. A. Davis Co., Publishers, 1914-16 Cherry St., Philadelphia, Pa.

In this brochure the author traverses virgin territory. He considers first traumatic lesions of the ocular adnexa, then traumatic lesions of the eyeballs, then simulated or exaggerated affections of the eye, and finally medico-legal expert testimony. The prognostic point of view is, of course, the chief one.

The importance of these accidents, medico-legally and otherwise, is a reason if not a demand for the appearance of such a work as this. It is a valuable addition to the library of any physician engaged in eye-work.

Progressive Medicine, Volume 1, 1900.-A Quarterly Digest of Advances,

Discoveries and Improvements in the Medical and Surgical Sciences. Edited by Hobart Amory Hare, M.D., Professor of Therapeutics and Materia Medica in Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. Octavo, Handsomely Bound in Cloth; 404 pages; 36 Engravings and a Colored Plate. Lea Brothers & Co., Philadelphia and New York. Issued Quarterly. Price, $10.00 per year.

The second year of this helpful publication begins auspiciously for all concerned. The only alteration in the plan of the work as carried out last year is in the greater attention paid to therapeutics. Aside from the magnitude of the task of assorting and selecting from the mountain of contemporaneous medical literature, these works excel in the well digested, interesting narrative and authoritative manner in which the facts are presented. The present volume is in six parts.

The first, on the surgery of the head, neck and chest, by J. Chalmers Da Costa, has some specially apt references to diseases of the mammary glands. The next portion, on infectious diseases, including acute rheumatism, croupous pneumonia and influenza, is by Frederick A. Packard, who contributes a careful investigation into the serum-therapy of diphtheria and sums up the consensus of opinion as to the Brand bath treatment in typhoid. The other sections include a thorough review of the diseases of children, by A. D. Blackader; a well illustrated exposition of recent advances in pathology, by Ludvig Hektoen; and a good chapter on otology and on laryngology and rhinology, by Robert L. Randolph. Koplik's pathognomonic mouth-sign of beginning measles is confirmed and emphasized, and is represented by a full-page colored plate.

The International Medical Annual and Practitioner's Index.-A Work of

Reference for Medical Practitioners. 1900. Eighteenth Year.
New York: E. B. Treat & Co., 241-243 West 23rd Street.
Chicago: 199 Clark Street.

Price, $3.

The “Annual Treat,'' as a witty contemporary has styled this publication, is always a welcome and useful visitor. The list of forty representative American and British contributors remains much the same, but the volume itself is gradually expanding with the more rapid progress of medical and surgical science. As usual, the part on new treatment is allotted the chief space. Special features of this section are the comprehensive original articles upon subjects of timely interest, and the synoptical index arrangement, which brings forward the best points from past volumes. The chapter on new remedies, by William Murrell, is complete and scientific. The notes on legal decisions of interest to physicians, dentists and pharmacists, by W. A. Purrington, are of distinct value to these professions. The brief review of sanitary science for 1899, by Joseph Priestly, is also a part of the book that we could ill do without. The text is handsomely illustrated with colored plates and figures. It is remarkable how the publishers can produce so good a book for so little money.

Essentials of Surgery.- Arranged in the Form of Questions and An

swers, Prepared Especially for Students of Medicine. By Edward Martin, A. M., M.D., Clinical Professor of GenitoUrinary Diseases in the University of Pennsylvania. Illustrated. Seventh Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Price, $1.00, net. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 925 Walnut St. 1900.

This compact student's friend, as one might justly term it, seems to be one of the most popular of a very popular series. In addition to the regular text, it includes a full description of the

« PreviousContinue »