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October 26, 1918

Aids to Rational Therapeutics with U. S. A. Pharmacopeia Equivalents.

JAMA. 1918;71(17):1433. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600430079029

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The author has placed all diseases in forty groups on the basis of their pathology and similarity of treatment, believing that this is the simplest way to teach therapeutics. This conception has some commendable features. The book will not, however, be of much value to American physicians because the prescriptions are long and complicated, many of the ingredients are drugs that are not even slightly used in this country, and many of the preparations recommended will not bear the scrutiny of scientific investigation.

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