The first and second volumes of "Modern Medicine" give many evidences of reediting and alteration which are sufficient to justify this new edition of the well-known work and serve to enhance its value to the general practitioner. The contributors to these two volumes are in most instances those who prepared the articles of the first edition, though there are some changes and additions in the minor subjects, and the names of a few new authors appear in addition to the contributors to the original edition.
The arrangements of the contents of the first two volumes is in many respects different from that of the original edition. Into these two books has been condensed practically all the matter contained in the first three volumes of the old edition, and the System starts with the infectious diseases. The first volume contains sections on bacterial diseases, diseases of doubtful or unknown etiology,