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" In a work of moderate size, the author has succeeded admirably in presenting
the essential details of bacteriological technics, together with a judiciously chosen
summary of our present knowledge of pathogenic bacteria. As indicated in the
preface, the work is intended as an elementary text-book for students of medicine,
but Part II., or Specific Diseases and their Bacteria, will readily commend itself
to a large class of practitioners who recognise the value of acquaintance with the
behaviour of the bacterial causes of disease, even without a technical knowledge
of bacteriology. It is no unfavourable reflection on the scientific character of the
treatise, moreoYer, to mention the fitness of this second part for the use of the non-
professional readers who may be interested in the science or in its bearing on
matters of vital general interest.

"In the Introduction the author has sketched briefly, but in a sufficiently com-
plete and very interesting way, the history of bacteriology. The chapter on Im-
munity and Susceptibility is a more than usually successful attempt to briefly out-
line the present status of this very occult study, and in the discussion of the
various theories presented, the author has not given undue prominence to any of
the tenets. Tuberculosis is considered at comparative length, and all the more
important relations of this subject have received attention in the practical way
best adapted to the class of readers to which the book is addressed.

"Numerous photographic plates illustrate the text in the description of the
various bacterial species. Of these photographs, many are very characteristic.
The author has adhered with considerable uniformity to an easy and correct style
of diction, which is so often lacking in the treatment of very technical subjects.
The work, we think, should have a wide circulation among English-speaking
students of medicine."—New York Medical Journal.

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OSLER.—Lectures on the Diagnosis of Abdominal Tumours.

Delivered before the Post-Graduate Class, Johns Hopkins University,
By WILLIAM OSLER, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University:
Physician-in-Chief to Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, M.D., Small Svo.
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" The volume before us contains six lectures delivered before the post-graduate
course at the Johns Hopkins University, which have already appeared in the
pa^es of the 'New York Medical Journal.' The first two are devoted to
the stomach, the first dealing with tumours formed by the dilated stomach itself,
almost always associated with a nodular mass at the pylorus. Amongst the special
points to which he calls attention in reference to diagnosis may be mentioned the