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May 17, 1930

Notes on the Medical Treatment of Disease for Students and Young Practitioners of Medicine.

JAMA. 1930;94(20):1624. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710460078042

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This has been issued because of the many changes that have occurred in the treatment of disease in the six years since the last edition of this handbook appeared. Like the previous editions, this one is not intended to serve as a reference textbook but rather as a readable handbook for the senior student and young practitioner. The author excuses himself for a certain amount of dogmatism in the text displayed by quoting from a recent issue of the Lancet: "After all, it is better for a student to have a crystallized scheme which is only partly right than an amorphous mass of muddy uncertainty." After an introduction touching on the history of therapeutics and a chapter on "Routine in the Management of the Sick," the therapy of the various important diseases is taken up in the orthodox order and in the orthodox manner. The chief difference between this and

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