October 4, 1913

Minor Maladies and Their Treatment.

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By Leonard Williams, M. D., M.R.C.P., physician to the French Hospital. Third Edition. Cloth. Price, $2.50 net. Pp. 396. New York: William Wood & Co., 1913.

JAMA. 1913;61(14):1318. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350150074034

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This book, published first in 1906, has undergone little change except revision since that time. The indiscriminate mention of proprietaries noted at the first review is not so striking. The general arrangement of the book remains the same and the author's revisions have in general brought the subject matter well up-to-date. It is a question whether or not all the conditions treated are in reality minor maladies. The author introduces under goutiness a discussion of high blood-pressure, and includes other important subjects under some of his titles, so that the book covers a large part of internal medicine. In the study of indigestión the author confines himself to the sphere of functional diseases. Dyspepsia is divided into two forms dependent on symptoms, but both are referred to the same cause, irritation. The stomach tube does not seem to enter into his diagnostic scheme, so that his views are largely based

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