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materially increased. Sixteen valuable lithographic plates in colors and sixty-one text figures have been added, thus greatly enhancing the value of the work. There is no doubt that the volume in its new edition will still maintain its leading position as a substitute for clinical instruction.

DISEASES OF THE NOSE, PHARYNX AND EAR. By HENRY GRADLE, M.D.,

Professor of Opthalmology and Otology, Northwestern Medical School, Chicago. Handsome octavo of 547 pages, profusely illustrated, including two full-page plates in colors. Philadelphia and London: W. B. SAUNDERS & Co., 1902. Cloth, $3.50 pet.

This volume is intended to present diseases of the nose, pharynx, and ear as the author bas seen them during an experieuce of nearly twenty-five years. In it are answered in detail those questions regarding the course and outcome of diseases which cause the less experienced observer the most anxiety in an individual case, questions to which an answer is not easily obtained from text-books. In the therapeutic part of the work the author has given detail only to those procedures which have withstood the test of critical experience. Topographic anatomy being a requisite for all surgical work, the author has wisely devoted liberal space to this branch of the subject. The numer. ous illustrations are exceptionally accurate in their portrayal of the pathologic conditions, especiall so the two full page colored plates. We know of no work of its size that is at the same ime so useful a text book and so excellent a work of reference.

ATLAS AND EPITOME OF OTOLOGY. By Gustav BRUHL, M.D., of Berlin,

with the collaboration of Professor Dr. A. POLITZER, of Vienna. Edited, with additions, by S. MACCUEN SMITH, M.D., Clinical Professor of Otology, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. With 244 colored figures on 37 lithographic plates, 99 text illustrations, and 292 pages of text. Pbiladelphia and London: W. B. SAUNDERS & Co., 1902. Cloth, $3.00 net.

This excellent.volume, the first attempt, to our knowledge, to supply in English an illustrated clinical handbook to act as a worthy substitute for personal instruction in a specialized clinic, is, indeed, a magnificent addition to Saunders' Series of Medical Hand Atlases.

The work is both didactic and clinical in its teaching, the latter aspect being especially adapted to the student's wants. A special and highly commendable feature is the very complete exposition of the minute anatomy of the ear, a working knowledge of which is so essential to an intelligent conception of the sci. ence of otology. As in all this series of atlases, the illustrations are beautifully executed in colors, and illuminate the text in a singularly lucid manner, portraying pathologic changes with such striking exactress that the student should receive a deeper and more lasting impression than the most elaborate description could produce. The work contains everything of importance in the elementary study of otology, and, without question, is a most valuble contributions to medical literature.

A REFERENCE HAND-BOOK OF THE MEDICAL SCIENCES, Embracing the

entire range of Scientific and Practical Medicine. By various writers. A New Edition, Completely Revised and Rewritten. Edited by ALFRED H. BUCK, M.D., of New York City. Vol. IV. Illustrated by Chromo Lithographs 859 half-tone and wood engravings. Imperial Octavo, pp. 873. Cloth. Price, $7.00 per volume. WILLIAM Wood & Co., Publishers, 51 Fifth Avenue, New York, 1902.

Buck's Handbook is not a new and untried work, but an old friend and acquaintance, which has shown itself to be so superior in excellence, in scientific completeness as to be well nigh indispensable to all who have tried its predecessor and those who have seen the new edition, so far as it has come from the press.

It covers the entire field of medicine, surgery, and allied sciences, and embraces such a large variety of topics so fully and comprehensively as to make it of the very greatest utility, not only to the general practitioner of medicine or surgery, but also to those who are devoted to special lines of work.

Volume IV., extending from the subject of Ergot and completing that of Infiltration, brings the work to the half-way ground, the promise shown by the three preceding volumes being fully carried out. This has been to the publishers a most ex. tensive undertaking of unusual magnitude, on which they are entitled to sincere congratulations on having progressed so far and so satisfactorily.

Every article has been thoroughly revised and brought up to the very latest developments, a great many entirely rewritten, some by the authors who did their work so well in the preceding edition, and others by entirely different writers, necessitated by death of some who occupied space in the former. Yet, in every instance the selection bas been most judicious, and the new contributors to Buck's Handbook are by no means overshadowed by their associates who had already enjoyed an enviable reputation by their former connection with this most admirable and useful work.

The topics are treated in such thorough manner that the reader will rarely, if ever, find it necessary to consult larger special treatises or monographs for the information of which he may stand in need.

The great advance made in the quality of illustrations, through the discovery of new processes and the perfecting of mechanical technique, as well as from the greater experience and taste of those now superintending such matters, are apparent in the Reference Handbook. A great number of full-page plates, by chromo-lithography, photogravure, and other processes are inserted, No pains or expense has been spared to make this work the most sumptuously illustrated publication of recent times.

PROGRESSIVE MEDICINE. 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 the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. Vol. II. Octavo, handsomely bound in cloth, 440 pages, 28 illustrations. Per volume, $2.50, by express prepaid to any address. Per annum, in four cloth-bound volumes, $10.00. LEA BROTHERS & Co., Publishers, Philadelphia and New York. 1902.

The June issue of Progressive Medicine contains a series of valuable contributions on subjects of great importance to the general practioner.

Dr. William B. Coley considers the Surgery of the Abdomen, including Hernia.

Dr. John G. Clark covers the field of Gynecology with great thoroughnes

Dr. Alfred Stengel, in his article on the Diseases of the Blood and Ductless Glands, the Hemorrhagic and Metabolic Diseases, handles these difficult subjects in a lucid and practical way.

The article on Ophthalmology, by Dr. Edward Jackson, is

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marked by its author's characteristic facility of dealing with the subject in such a way as to be of value to the oculist and at the same time to meet the needs of the general practitioner.

As usual, illustrations are employed liberally wherever they can aid in the elucidation of the text. The abstracts are full, and give the complete gist of the original papers from which they were taken. Their value is greatly en banced by the comments of the various editors upon them.

TRANSACTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN SURGICAL AND GYNECOLOGICAL AS

SOCIATION. Vol. XIV. Fourteenth Session, held at Richmond, Va., November 12, 13 and 14, 1901. Published by the Association, 1902. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 435.

Among the annual society Transactions few command a higher place in the esteem of the profession than the very handsome volume before us. In addition to a full, complete and concise record of the meeting, it contains a splendid address of the President, Dr. Manning Simons, of Charleston, and about forty papers, addresses and reports of special cases and operative pro. cedures by some of the most progressive and earnest members of the profession wbo have acquired celebrity and renown through their efforts in surgical and gynecological work.

Time and space preclude the possibility of giving anything like an exhaustive review of this magnificent volume, but we know that with its predecessors, it will be much sought and frequently referred to by its fortunate possessors. The next meeting of the Association will occur in Cincinnati, O., on the second Tuesday in November, and much good and progressive work may be confidently anticipated. The President is Dr. W. E. B. Davis, of Birmingham, Ala., and the Secretary, Dr. W.D. Haggard, of Nashville.

THE PRACTITIONER'S MANUAL. A Condensed System of General Medi

cal Diagnosis and Treatment. By CHARLES WARENNE ALLEN, M.D., Consulting Genito-Urinary Surgeon to the City (Charity) Hospital; Dermatologist to the Randall's Island Hospital; to the Hackensack Hospital; to the Bayonne Hospital, etc. Second Edition. Revised and Enlarged. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 889. Wm. Wood & Co., Publishers, New York. 1902. It has not been very long since we had the pleasure of com. mending the first edition of Dr. C. W. Allen's work. In his preface to this, the second edition, the author says: “It is most gratifying that a comparatively large edition of the 'Manual' has thus early been exhausted. It indicates his surmise that there was room for a work of this kind, intended chiefly for the busy practitioner, was not without foundation."

The size of the volume has been considerably increased. The alphabetical arrangement of the various subjects, or diseases considered, facilitates reference, yet a full and copious index is added. New chapters have been added upon Gastroptosis, Mer. algia Paresthetica, Mongolism, the Fourth Disease, Singultus, Splenitis, Mediterranean Fever, Blackwater Fever, Enteroptosis aud Poliomyelitis in the adult.

The fine, clear, large print, and handsome mechanical execu. tion of the publishers, is very gratifying to one who has for near half a century been trying to keep pace with the many advances n medical literature, this being quite a valuable addition thereto.

INTERNATIONAL CLINICS. A Quarterly of Illustrated Clinical Lectures

and especially prepared Articles on Medicine, Neurology, Surgery, Therapeutics, Obstetrics, Pædiatrics, Pathology, Dermatology, Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat, and other Topics of Interest to Students and Practitioners by leading Members of the Medical Profession throughout the World. Edited by HENRY W. CATTELL, A.M., M.D., Philadelphia, U. S. A., with the Collaboration of John B. Murphy, M.D., Chicago; Alexander D. Blackader, M.D., Montreal; H. C. Wo M.D., Philadelphia; T. M. Rotch, M.D., Boston; E. Landolt, M.D., Paris; Thomas G. Morton, M.D., Philadelphia; James J. Walsh, M.D., New York; J. W. Ballantyne, M.D., Edinburgh, and John Harold, M.D., London, with Regular Correspondents in Montreal, London, Paris, Leipsic and Vienna. J.B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY, Philadelphia and London. Cloth, $2.00. Volume I, 12 Series, 84 illustrations, 3 colored plates.

The new series (12) vol. I. of the International Clinics is as much an improvement as is possible. This volume is particularly rich in illustrations, and the articles are all written specially for the clinics, and are not reprints or extracts from medical periodicals. Two brief biograpical sketches, one of Dr. S. Weir Mitchell, and he other of Prof. John A. Wyeth, M.D., begin the volume, and after a series of most valuable articles from able and instructive writers, a very comprehensive review of the

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