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Here is a procedure text which excites my wholehearted enthusiasm. Had I not known what to expect from its distinguished author, I should have been frightened by the title; it suggests a combination of two influences in procedure pedagogy-history and the broad survey-which despite their virtues nevertheless serve to kill off realistic knowledge of modem courts. But the book is what the title promises. It is present-day procedure seen in historical perspective and seen as a whole, but with the appropriate balance to avoid engulfment by either the temporal or the territorial sweep. And we are all indebted in consequence for a work which is at once scholarly and practical.

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Book Review: Civil Procedure of the Trial Court in Historical Perspective, 47 Northwestern University Law Review 739 (1952)

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