By Various Authors. Edited by D. M. Dunlop, B.A., M.D., F.R.C.P., Professor of Therapeutic and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, L. S. P. Davidson, B.A. M.D., F.R.C.P., Professor of Medicine, University of Edinburgh, and J. W. McNee, D.S.O., D.Sc., M.D., Physician, H. M. the King in Scotland. With a foreword by A. J. Clark, B.A., M.D., D.P.H., Professor of Materia Medica, University of Edinburgh. Cloth. Price, $8. Pp. 1,127, with illustrations. Baltimore: William Wood & Company, 1939.
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Most textbooks on general medicine are often inadequate in practical therapeutics. Treatment is often touched on delicately and inadequately owing either to the exigencies of space or to the unwillingness on the part of the authors to tread on controversial subject matter. This book was therefore written for the express purpose of filling in that gap. Each chapter is written by a separate contributor and the editorial task is placed in the capable hands of Drs. Dunlop, Davidson and McNee. Most of the subjects covered in a general textbook of medicine are considered and narticularly those of special interest to the man in general practice. The subject matter is addressed to students and practitioners and not to specialists. The material is current, down to date and conservative. Chapters on subjects like common disorders of infancy and childhood, industrial diseases and psychotherapy in general practice add considerably to the value of
Textbook of Medical Treatment. JAMA. 1940;114(12):1104. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810120076036