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October 1, 1927

A Text-Book of Medicine.

JAMA. 1927;89(14):1172. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690140068032

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This tremendous volume covers the entire field of internal medicine. More than 120 authors have contributed to its pages. A study of the references to the article on influenza indicates no literature later than 1922, although undoubtedly the author, Dr. Blake, must have been familiar with more recent discoveries. He is somewhat doubtful as to the proof available for the direct causative relationship of Bacillus pneumosintes to this disease. In the article on lobar pneumonia, Dr. Cecil recommends particularly the use of oxygen and the usual symptomatic treatment. He is obviously inclined to favor the work done by Cole, himself and Blake with antipneumonia serums. He favors the use of Huntoon's antibodies, particularly in type I cases, at least by his method of presenting the evidence for this product. The article on scarlet fever was prepared by Helmholz, who recommends the use of Dick antitoxin in acute severe cases, whereas

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