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June 7, 1930

Therapeutique pharmacologie et matière médicale.

JAMA. 1930;94(23):1862-1863. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710490052031

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Abstract

This important textbook on the action and uses of drugs is the result of thirty years of experience as practitioner of medicine, hospital physician and teacher, which has shown the author how much the study of therapeutics is neglected by medical students and young practitioners and how poorly trained they are in this essential of medicine. It seems that in France also, as the author complains, the students' time is so absorbed in laboratory work that the treatment of disease barely becomes a vague accessory science alongside hygiene and legal medicine. Evidently here is an international scandal. In accordance with the author's purpose, a therapeutic classification is adhered to throughout. Following a chapter on general therapeutic principles, Arnaud takes up in succession "modifiers of infection," "modifiers" of the nervous system, the circulation, secretion and nutrition. Instead of starting with the recounting of the effect of the drug on the frog,

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