Skip to main content


See other formats



to compress much into his work. The inclusion of hints ns to 
theories and physioiogy would help the student iii consulting larger 
books and would occupy very little space, which could be obtained 
by omitting the chapter on technique, a subject rather too briefly 
presented lo warrant its retention. 

The order and system used in larger books have been followed 
by Stenliouse ,but at the end of each chapter are printed a 
number of leading questions upon the proceeding matter. The 

State Board questions are at the end. „ 

It is not quite clear why the author includes Internal Secretions 
under the endogenous intoxications, as he does not later take up 
their toxicity. Their absence rather than their presence is toxic. 

The eye and ear are not included, one of which at least has quite as 
important a pathology as the skin. , , 

On the whole, however, the book condenses the complex subject 
of pathology in a way that should prove highly useful to the 
student. ■ '* 

Tub Medical Record Visiting List for 1914. New York: 
William Wood & Co. 

This very handy medical day book is spaced in weekly periods 
throughout the year and makes possible the carrying of sixty 

names at a time. , 

Into its brief compass are crowded space for memoranda oi 
all kinds, pregnancy charts, matter on the metric system, drugs, 
poisons, emergencies, and a short statement of the steps necessary 
to insure the execution of a valid will. A. A. 14. 

Pathologische Anatomie: ein Leiirbuch fur Stddierende 
und Aerzte. By L. Asciioff, Prof, of Pathology, University of 
Freiburg, i. Br„ Germany. Third Edition. Volume I: General 
Etiology and Pathology, pp. 811; 431 illustrations. Volume 11: 
pp. 10-10; 061 illustrations. Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1J13. 

The excellence of this textbook of pathology, edited by Aschoff 
with the assistance of other German pathologists, is shown by the 
fact that the tliird edition has appeared within four years of the 
first. A comparison of the first (Amer. Jour. Med. Sci., 1910, 
cxl 281) and third editions shows that to the first volumes have 
been added 175 pages and 67 illustrations and to the second 225 
pages and 108 illustrations. This makes both volumes of the 
present edition rathr bulky and unwieldly, but this slight disnd- 


vantage is forgotten in the general excellence of tbe text and the 
great value of the numerous illustrations, an unusually large number 
of which are colored. The extensive review in these pages (Amer. 
Jour. Med. Sci., 1912, exliv, 276) of the second edition, in view of 
the fact that no important changes have been made in the present 
edition, renders unnecessary detailed comment at this time. The 
book remains the most complete and best illustrated general 
treatise on pathological anatomy for the use of students and phy¬ 
sicians, and as it is representative of the best thought of the 
present-day German school of pathology cannot be too highly 
commended. R. M. P. 

Progressive Medicine. A Quarterly Digest of Advances, 
Discoveries, and Improvements in the Medical and Sur¬ 
gical Sciences. Edited by Hodart Amory Hare, • M.D., 
Professor of Therapeutics and Diagnosis in the Jefferson Medical 
College of Philadelphia, etc., Assisted by Leighton F. Apple- 
man, M.D., Instructor in Therapeutics, Jefferson Medical 
College, Philadelphia, etc. Vol. Ill, September, 1913. Pp. 
310; 31 illustrations. Vol. IV, December, 1913. Pp. 411; 70 
illustrations. Philadelphia and New York: Lea & Febiger. 

The September number of Progressive Medicine begins with an 
article on diseases of the thorax and its viscera comprising 90 
pages, by William Ewart. Over one-half of this contribution is 
devoted to an admirable and timely discussion of pulmonary 
tuberculosis. The remaining pages are given over to accounts of 
interesting features in physical diagnosis, bronchial affections and 
their treatment, and cardiology and the cardiovascular system. 
WilliamS. Gottheil contributes a valuable article of 54 pages on 
dermatology, devoting considerable space to syphilis. Obstetrics 
is reviewed by Edward P. Davis in an exhaustive summary of 100 
pages. Pregnancy, labor, and its complications, embryotomy, and 
conditions in the newborn are the headings under which he describes 
many important subjects. The last contribution is on diseases of 
the nervous system. In 54 pages William G. Spiller, with charac¬ 
teristic care and thoroughness, takes up a Inrge number of interesting 

Tiie December number opens with a contribution of 112 pages, 
by Edward II. Goodman, on diseases of the digestive tract 
and allied organs. As usual, gastric ulcer and carcinoma claim 
considerable attention. DuodcunI ulcer, peristalsis and anti- 
peristalsis of the large intestine, the treatment of intestinal toxemia, 
hepatitis, diseases of the biliary tract, and pancreatic conditions 
may be noted as a few of the many topics described in this 
painstaking article. An excellent, but short, contribution of