Within the last year a medical work has appeared in Germany, which has met with such a demand from both the profession and the laity, that a second edition has been issued. The work is of interest to the public mainly, we presume, because it sets forth the author's method of reducing superfluous fat; to the medical man because of its original, and as it would seem highly effective treatment of disorders of the circulatory and respiratory apparatus. So far as we are able to ascertain the work has not yet appeared in this country, either in the original or in translation. However, the Berliner klinische Wochenschrift, No. 33, 1885, contains a digest of its salient points, and for the sake of our readers, we propose to recapitulate a few of its main features.
The work in question is by M. J. Oertel, of Munich, and is entitled "Therapie der