Von Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Hoff, Vorstand der medizinischen Poliklinik der Universität Würzburg. Paper. Price, 14 marks. Pp. 397, with one illustration. Leipzig: Georg Thieme, 1940.
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This book on therapy of internal diseases is a concise discussion of the methods now practiced commonly in Germany. The author was wise to restrict himself to a description of those therapeutic agents with which he himself is familiar. He makes no claim that his survey is all inclusive. The introductory chapter contains a discussion of the general principles involved in treatment. This is followed by a description of the treatment of the more important diseases of the cardiovascular system, lungs, blood, glands of internal secretion, metabolism, digestive organs, genitourinary organs, muscles, nervous system and diseases of an infectious nature. For example, only fourteen of the common diseases of the nervous system are selected for discussion. The clinical remarks on the general characteristics of the diseases are sound and indicate that the author has had wide experience. Although it is true that many useless therapeutic measures are described, on the
Behandlung innerer Krankheiten: Richtlinien und Ratschläge für Studierende und Ärzte. JAMA. 1941;116(18):2122. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820180128033