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(' Dublin Med. Journal,' May, 1849.) ib.
Art. IV.—A Handbook of Organic Chemistry : being a new and greatly enlarged Edition of the' Out-
Art. XI.—Climate of Italy in Relation to Pulmonary Consumption ; with Remarks on the Influence of
Foreign Climates upon Invalids. By T. H. Burgess, M.D., 4c ib.
Art. XIII.—The Hand: its Mechanism and Vital Endowments, as evincing Design. By Sir C. Bell,
K.G.H., FJiS.L. A E. Ac Fifth Edit, revised, with woodcuts ib.
A Remarkable Case of Change of Complexion, with Loss of the Sense of Smell. By Joseph C. Hutchison,
On the Influence exerted by Chronic Diseases upon the Composition of the Blood. By MM. Becquerel
said Rodier - ib.
BRITISH AND FOREIGN
&nalgt(cal ana Critical Urtofttoö.
1. A Oyermekgyojy&sazat Tank'onyce. A pesti gyermekkSrhärban tell vizsgalatai Stapasetalntai nyom&n, a tudopi'any ujabb allaspontj&hoz Kepest. Irta SchokpfMerei, M.D., &c. &c.—Buda.
The Principles of Medicine in Relation to the Diseases of Children, or Pathological Inquiries and Investigations prosecuted at the Hospital for Children at Pesth. By Dr. Sciioepf-merei, Chief Physician to the Hospital, and late Professor of the History of Medicine and Surgery at the Royal University of Pesth, &c. <feo. Vol. I.—Buda.
2. Beiträge zur Pathologischen Anatomie der Neugebornen. Von Dr. F. Weber, Prosector an der Universität in Kiel. Erste Lieferung. Kupf und Rücken.—Kiel, 1851. 8vo, pp. 15.
Contributions to the Pathological Anatomy of New born Children. By Dr. F. Weber, Prosector at the University of Kiel. Part I. Head and Spine.—Kiel, 1851.
3. Die Krankheiten der Neugebornen und Säuglinge vom clinischen und pathologischanatomischen Standpuncte bearbeitet. Von Alois Bednar, Dr. der Medecin. prov. Primarärzte des K.K., Findelhauses in Wien, &c. &c. Zweiter Theil. Krankheiten des Nerven-Systems bei Neugebornen und Säuglingen.— Wien, 1851. 8vo, pp. 198.
The Diseases of New-born Children, and of Children at the Breast, viewed in Relation to Clinical Medicine and Pathological Anatomy. By Alois Bednar, M.D., &c. Part IL Diseases of the Nervous System.— Vienna, 1851.
4. Erster Jahres-Bericht über die wissenchaftlichen Leistungen der K.K., Klinik für Kinderkrankheiten im St. Annen-Kinderspitale im Jahre 1850-51. Von Dr. L. W. Mauthner, Ritter von Mautstein.— Wien, 1851. 8vo, pp. 47.
First Yearly Report of the Clinical Department of the Hospital of St. Anna for Sick Children. By Dr. L. W. Mauthner.— Vienna, 1851.
5. An Essay on Infantile Remittent Fever, with Especial Reference to its Diagnosis from Hydrocephalus, &c. &c. By Charles Taylor, M.R.C.S., late Surgeon to the Royal South London Dispensary.—London, 1851. 8vo, pp. 40.
6. Lectures on the Diseases of Infancy and Childhood. By Charles West, M.D., F.R.C.S., <fec. Second edition, enlarged.—London, 1852. 8vo, pp. 559.
Some years have now passed, since Lobstein addressed the profession in the following words:—" We must more than ever prosecute the study of the anatomical alterations, which even the most tender age presents, for here, every day reveals novelties and things hitherto unperceived, every day is marked by discoveries in the anatomical history of disease. Who would have said that man, even before his birth, is subject to numerous organic affections? Who, some time ago, would have thought that there
exists a pathology of the foetus, just as there is one of the adult? Who would believe that the short space of the life of the former is characterized by as many organic diseases, as is the course run through by man after his birth? The comparative study of the maladies of these two periods will be fruitful in novel and interesting results." So thought Dr. Graetzer, of Breslau, who, fifteen years ago, undertook a systematic treatise* on the diseases, &c. of intra-uterine life, and now Dr. Weber extends the field of inquiry to a sort of transition-period between the latter portion of intra-, and the first portion of extra-uterine existence. It would be untrue, and evince great ignorance on our part, to affirm, that a considerable amount was added to our knowledge by Dr. Graetzer's personal observations; on the contrary, his work is mainly a compilation of the diffusely scattered records of many previous investigators; but it still, so far at least as we are aware, constitutes the chief systematic treatise on the subject, and remains to this day the best book to refer to for information up to the period when it was produced. Nevertheless, it should be borne in mind, that several inaugural dissertations (the first, we believe, being the thesis of Duettel, 1702), papers*tracts, &c, had previously been published on diseases, &c. of the foetus; and Graetzer derived also no small amount of information for his work from dictionaries of medicine, works on the general diseases of children, and on obstetrics, which touched upon his own ground. These remarks apply, also, to the treatise of Dr. Weber, so far as they relate to the fact of the field he occupies having been trodden by other labourers; but the author stands alone in this; that his work is a systematic one, limited to the transition-period before remarked upon, and quite independent of the writings of other pathologists, since he details the results of his own investigations only. Of course the work of Graetzer includes subjects discussed by Dr. Weber, and that of Dr. Bednar is occupied with many of them too; but the former (Graetzer) includes a period antecedent, and Bednar ventures upon one subsequent, to the dates to which Dr. Weber is limited, and neither are anything like so complete in their information as is our present author, within his own and special bounds. Our readers need scarcely be reminded, that the continental writers, in their general works on the diseases of infancy and childhood, have also given much increase to our knowledge; but we may direct their attention in a note to those writers by whom the nearest approach has