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American Edition of Nothnagel's Encyclopedia. Diphtheria.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(10):580-581. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480360060014.
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This latest volume in the Nothnagel's series is devoted to the most common of the diseases met by the general practitioner, namely, diphtheria, measles, scarlet fever and German measles. The monograph on diphtheria, consisting of nearly 200 pages, is not from the German edition, but is written especially for this volume by Dr. W. P. Northrup, of New York. The author is to be congratulated on the exhaustive and practical manner in which he presents the subject. The remarkably favorable results from the use of antitoxin is shown by statistics which are presented in a convincing manner and whose reliability can not be denied. The plates illustrating the introduction and removal of the intubation tube show in a most practical and helpful manner the various steps in this often necessary, but to the novice, dreaded operative procedure. As the author says, every general practitioner, and especially one who lives far


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