July 11, 1942

Textbook of Medical Treatment

Author Affiliations

By Various Authors. Edited by D. M. Dunlop, B.A., M.D., F.R.C.P., Professor of Therapeutics and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, L. S. P. Davidson, B.A., M.D., F.R.C.P., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, and J. W. McNee, D.S.O., D.Sc., M.D., Physician, H. M. the King in Scotland. With a foreword by the late Professor A. J. Clark, B.A., M.D., D.P.H. Second edition. Cloth. Price. $8. Pp. 1,179, with illustrations. Baltimore: William Wood & Company, 1942.

JAMA. 1942;119(11):915. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830280061030

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The first edition and a large amended reprint of this book were exhausted in approximately two years, a fact which speaks well for its value to medical practitioners and students. The book is designed to fill the gap left by the majority of textbooks on general medicine in their sections on treatment. This edition has been completely revised, and certain errors of omission and commission corrected. The sections devoted to epidemic meningitis—cerebrospinal fever of the British— septicemia, venereal diseases and respiratory diseases have been extensively revised and brought up to date—a requirement brought about largely through the rapid advances in sulfonamide therapy. An interesting difficulty encountered in this revision is concerned with dietetic treatments and the availability of certain foodstuffs in Britain during the war. Thus, for example, two paragraphs are devoted to wartime restrictions and modifications in the diabetic diet. Most of the treatments outlined are reasonably standard, though

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