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-
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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