In this synopsis the author strives to present the important principles of medicine in a manner that will enable the reader to grasp rapidly the essential features of any given condition. He has thus employed the outline form except in places in which more detailed information seemed necessary. The general arrangement of the book is similar to that of Osler's "Principles and Practice of Medicine." In the preparation of the volume, various standard textbooks, systems of medicine and monographs were consulted. In the present edition, considerable alterations have been made in the chapters on gallstones and bronchial asthma and in the subject of botulism. Visceroptosis, infarction of the lung, purpura and acholuric jaundice are carefully reconsidered. New chapters are added on the blood diseases of children and on thrombosis and embolism.
The book will satisfactorily serve the purpose for which it was written and thus be useful to the student,