October 18, 1930

Les thérapeutiques nouvelles: Exposé critique et synthétique applications.

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Par Gaston Lyon. Paper. Price, 26 francs. Pp. 389. Paris: Masson & Cie, 1930.

JAMA. 1930;95(16):1200. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720160060035

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The author's aim is to present the newer therapeutics in a "critical and synthetic" manner. He admits that it would be presumptuous to attempt to "stabilize" a science which, like all other sciences undergoing the viscissitudes of progress, may make the truth of today the error of tomorrow. He nevertheless attempts to help the medical practitioner in the selection of suitable remedies for his practice. He endeavors to cover the progress not only in the medicinal but also in the nonmedicinal remedies, including psychotherapy and surgery, to discuss general technic of medication, and to review in chapters on various functional systems the application of these newer remedies to the various important diseases, all within the confines of 380 pages. The result, of course, is sketchy, rather superficial, nevertheless remarkable in its display of familiarity with the newer therapeutic procedures in so vast a domain. All must choose between being profound

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