« PreviousContinue »
have been employed to sharpen the already incisive text whenever such necessity has appeared.
There is no work on this topic with which we are familiar, that so nearly approaches perfection or so adequately meets the requirements of the everyday doctor who must needs combat disease and do it now, as does this treatise. Hare has placed the student and practitioner in his debt beyond liquidation in the work he has done in writing this book and in revising so carefully its ten successive editions, thus keeping it in the front line of progress.
A MANUAL OF PERSONAL HYGIENE. By American Authors. Edited by
WALTER L. PYLE, A.M., M.D., Assistant Surgeon to the Wills Eye
When the first edition of this book was put forth it attracted the attention of many persons interested in personal hygiene other than physicians. It is gratifying that a second edition is demanded so soon, for it indicates a growing interest in a subject that is near the hearthstone of every household, one that invades every family circle, one that relates to the good health and happiness of every individual. It is an encyclopedic work, eight contributors besides the editor being concerned in its authorship. Charles G. Stockton, of Buffalo, who presents the hygiene of the digestive apparatus, sets the pace in the first section of the book, while the others make a gallant struggle for second place.
The additions in this issue include an illustrated system of home gymnastics, a chapter on domestic hygiene, and an appendix containing instruction in the simpler methods of hydrotherapy, thermotherapy, and mechanotherapy, together with a section on first aid in surgical accidents and emergencies.
Every teacher of the young should be familiar with the contents of this book which, for the most part, is free from technicalities, and is adapted to the schoolroom as well as domestic circle. If there is a physician inconversant with its teachings, he should make all hąste to get the book and read it with care.
APPENDICITIS AND OTHER DISEASES ABOUT THE APPENDIX. By BAYARD
HOLMES, B.S., M.D., Professor of Surgery in the University of Illinois, Chicago. Three hundred and fifty pages. New York: D. Appleton & Company. 1904.
The discussion in regard to appendicitis is still going on and is likely to do so for some time to come. So many patients requiring surgical treatment are neglected, that it becomes the province of every surgeon to contribute what he may toward correcting this evil. Each monograph by an experienced man contributes to this end. The one before us cannot fail to aid in making a solution of many of the difficulties presented by appendicitis.
Holmes in his preface very appropriately says: “The practising physician is apt to be hopeful in his prognosis, no matter how grave the symptoms may be, or however inexplicable the symptom complex may appear.”
In a group of adages at the close of the volume he also says: “The indications for treatment of appendicitis are simple. The appendix should be removed and the removal should be done at once.”
It would be well for general practising physicians to obtain this monograph and study it carefully as it contains many maxims it would be well for them to heed.
Besides appendicitis, a number of other subjects are considered, such as peritonitis, intussusception, perforating typhoid ulcer and carcinoma of the intestinal tract. Appendicitis, however, is the principal topic and takes up more than four-fifths of the book. The volume contains a number of excellent illustrations some of which are in color. It were well if it were bound in cloth as frail paper is so destructive as to render the book almost useless after a little time.
INTERNATIONAL CLINICS. A Quarterly of Illustrated Clinical Lectures and
especially prepared articles on Treatment, Medicine, Surgery, Neurology, Pediatrics, Obstetics, Gynecology, Orthopedics, Pathology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Otology, Rhinology, Laryngology, Hygiene and other topics of interest to students and practitioners. By leading members of the medical profession throughout the world. Edited by A. 0. J. KELLY, A.M., M.D., Philadelphia. Volume IV. Fourteenth series. 1905. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company. (Cloth, $2.00.)
The contents of this volume embrace contributions on treatment, four articles; on medicine, six articles ; on surgery, seven articles; on gynecology, one article ; on neurology, one article; and on pathology, two articles. The illustrations are numerous and instructive. This is true in a special sense of Dr. E. H. Bradford's article on lateral curvature of the spine, which is illuminated with forty half-tone engravings that serve to stamp it with great importance; indeed, it may be said to be the most instructive contribution lately made to the subject.
The entire volume bears the impress of careful preparation and is a fit companion to its predecessors.
A LABORATORY MANUAL OF HUMAN ANATOMY. By LEWELLYS F. BARKER,
M.B., Professor of Anatomy in the University of Chicago and Rush Medical College. Octavo, pp. 583. Illustrated. Philadelphia and London: J. B. Lippincott Company. 1904. (Price, $5.00.)
It is difficult to understand why this book should not be found in the hands of every student and teacher of anatomy. It contributes to the more systematic study and to the more perfect
instruction, in a topic that must be mastered by every novitiate in medicine; mastered, too, at the very threshold of his collegiate career.
This manual,—and it does not assume to be anything more, employs the nomenclature formulated by the German society of anatomists, hence is quite abreast of that adopted by the best English as well as American laboratory teachers. Old terms, however, which differ from the new, have been added in parenthesis, to prevent embarrassment on the part of those who are only familiar with the older textbooks and atlases.
It contains nearly 300 illustrations that depict in drawings and plates the more important structures of the human body. The most approved sources, including Spalteholz and Toldt, have been drawn upon with a liberal hand. Barker has rendered valuable service to the present tutors and pupils of anatomy that will reflect to his credit in all future time.
THE AMERICAN YEARBOOK OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY FOR 1903. A Yearly
Digest of Scientific Progress and Authoritative Opinion in all branches of Medicine and Surgery, drawn from journals, monographs, and textbooks of the leading American and foreign authors and investigators. Under the editorial charge of GEORGE M. GOULD, A.M., M.D. In two volumes. Volume I, general medicine; volume II, general surgery. Two octavos of about 700 pages each, fully illustrated. Philadelphia and London: W. B. Saunders & Company. 1905. (Per volume : cloth, $3.00 net; half morocco, $3.75 net.)
The American yearbook has become so well established and thoroughly known to physicians, that the mere announcement of its issue from the press is sufficient to create an exhaustive demand for it. The present edition is constructed on the same lines that have characterised the issues of previous years. It is in two volumes, one being devoted to the consideration of general medicine, and the other embraces the field of general surgery.
In these two books is to be found everything of importance that has appeared in the literature of medicine and surgery during the year which it spans; moreover, it is so arranged as to be easily consulted. It is a valuable digest of the progress made for a year, with which through its aid a busy physician may keep step.
BLAKISTON's Quiz COMPENDS. A Compend of Medical Latin. By W. T.
SAINT CLAIR, A.M., Professor of the Latin Language and Literature in the Male High School of Louisville, Ky. Duodecimo, 131 pages. Second edition, revised. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Company. 1904. (Price, $1.00.)
It is important for every medical student to possess a knowledge of Latin ; especially should he become familiar with medical Latin. In case he is not a classical scholar this compend will prove useful to him. By studying it carefully under a competent tutor it will serve him all through life, and render subsequent reading of medical books and journals much easier. Moreover, it is an excellent reference book for the student of medical literature to possess; it will enable him to refresh his memory upon forgotten points of doubtful word construction. A compend of this kind is capable of doing much good and its publication should be encouraged.
TRANSACTIONS OF THE AMERICAN OTOLOGICAL Society. Thirty-seventh
Annual Meeting held at Atlantic City, N. J., July 11 and 12, 1904.
Several subjects of great interest were discussed at the meeting, the proceedings of which are reported in this volume. Otitis media came in for its full share of mention and elaboration, while osteomyelitis of the temporal bone was presented in two papers,one by Charles W. Richardson, and one by Edward Bradford Dench.
The details of two important cases of chronic otitis media are given by Wendell C. Philips, in which the radical operation was made. In one the patient had tubercular hip joint disease and inherited syphilis ; tubercular meningitis followed the operation, and finally death ensued. In the other, the operation was immediately followed by leptomeningitis and death. An interesting discussion was held on Dr. Philips's paper in which all the leading members participated.
The volume, full of instructive material, marks the progress of otological science and will be read by every otologist with attentive interest.
BOOKS RECEIVED. The Vermiform Appendix and its Diseases. By Howard A. Kelly, A.M., M.D., Professor of Gynecology in the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. And E. Hurdon, M.D., Assistant in Gynecology in the Johns Hopkins University. Royal octavo, pp. xx.-887. Illustrated with 399 original illustrations, some in colors, and 3 lithographic plates. Philadelphia and London: W. B. Saunders & Company. 1905. (Price: cloth, $10.00 net; sheep or half morocco, $11.00 net.)
Gynecology. Medical and Surgical Outlines for Students and Practitioners. By Henry J. Garrigues, A.M., M.D., Gynecologist to Saint Mark's Hospital, New York. Octavo, pp xxl11.-461. With 343 illustrations. Philadelphia and London: J. B. Lippincott Company. 1905. (Price, $3.00.)
The Ophthalmic Year-Book. A Digest of the Literature of Ophthalmology for the year 1903, by Edward Jackson, A.M., M.D., Emerit us Professor of Diseases of the Eye in the Philadelphia Polyclinic. Octavo, pp. 260. With 45 illustrations. Denver: The Herrick Book and Stationery Company. 1904.
Eighteenth Annual Report of the State Board of Health of the State of New Hampshire, for the two years ending November 1, 1904. Irving A. Watson, M.D., Secretary. Concord: Rumford Printing Company.
Transactions of the American Dermatological Association. Twentyeighth annual meeting held at Niagara Falls, N. Y., June 2 and 3, 1904. Charles J. White, M.D., Secretary. New York: The Grafton Press.
The Urine and Feces. A Practical Manual on the Urine and Feces in Diagnosis. By Otto Hensel, Ph.G., M.D., Bacteriologist to the German Hospital, New York, and Richard Weil, A.M., M.D., Pathologist to the German Hospital, New York, in collaboration with Smith Ely Jelliffe, M.D., Ph.D., Instructor in Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Columbia University, New York. Octavo, 334 pages, illustrated with 116 engravings and 10 colored plates. New York and Philadelphia : Lea Brothers & Company. 1905. (Cloth, $2.75 net.)
Saunders's Question Compends. Essentials of the Practice of Medicine. Prepared especially for students of medicine. By William R. Williams, M.D., formerly Instructor in Medicine and Lecturer in Hygiene, Cornell University; Tutor in Therapeutics, Columbia University (College of Physicians and Surgeons), New York. Duodecimo of 461 pages. Philadelphia and London: W. B. Saunders & Company. 1905. (Double number. Cloth, $1.75 net.)
The Practical Medicine Series of Year Books. Ten volumes. Issued under the general editorial charge of Gustavus P. Head, M.D., Professor of Laryngology and Rhinology in the Chicago Post-Graduate Medical School. Series 1905. Volume I. General Medicine. Edited by Frank Billings and J. H. Salisbury. Volume 1. General Surgery. Edited by John B. Murphy. Chicago: The Year Book Publishers. (Price, $1.00 and $1.50; entire series, $5.50, payable in advance.)
Conservative Gynecology and Electro-Therapeutics. A Practical Treatise on Diseases of Women and their Treatment by Electricity. By G. Betton Massey, M.D., Attending Surgeon to the American Oncologic Hospital, Philadelphia. Fourth edition, revised and greatly enlarged. Illustrated with 12 original full-page chromo-lithographic plates ; 12 fullpage half-tone plates of photographs taken from nature, and 157 halftone and photo-engravings in the text. Pages xvi.-468. Royal octavo. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company. 1905. (Cloth, beveled edges, $4.00 net.)
Lea's Series of Medical Epitomes. Edited by Victor C. Pedersen, M.D., A Manual of Medical Diagnosis. By Austin W. Hollis, M.D., Attending Physician to Saint Luke's Hospital, New York. Duodecimo, 319 pages, with 13 illustrations. New York: Lea Brothers & Company, 1905. (Cloth, $1.00 net.)
Progressive Medicine, Volume I., March, 1905. 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. Octavo, 298 pages, 10 engravings and a full-page plate. Philadelphia and New York: Lea Brothers & Company. (Per annum, in four cloth-bound volumes, $9.00; in paper binding, $6.00, carriage paid to any address.)
The International Medical Annual. A Yearbook of Treatment and Practitioner's Index. Thirty-five contributors, American and Foreign. Twenty-third year. Octavo, pp. 675. New York: E. B. Treat & Company. 1905. (Price, $3.00.)
A Textbook of the Practice of Medicine. For Students and Practitioners. By Hobart Amory Hare, M.D., B.Sc., Professor of Therapeutics and Materia Medica in the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. Author of A Textbook of Practical Therapeutics; A Textbook of Practical Diagnosis, etc. In one very handsome octavo volume of 1120 pages, with 129 engravings and 10 full-page plates in colors and monochrome. Philadelphia and New York: Lea Brothers & Company. 1905. (Cloth, $5.00 net; leather, $6.00 net; half morocco, $6.50 net.)