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January 26, 1935

Biothérapie chirurgicale anti-infectieuse. Ses procédés: Vaccins, serums, thérapeutique par le choc. Immuniso-transfusion, leucocytothérapie, bactériophagothérapie. Ses applications, ses limites

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Par J. P. Lamare et Maurice Larget, chirurgiens de l'Hôpital de St. Germain-en-Laye. Paper. Price, 30 francs. Pp. 264. Paris: Librairie Louis Arnette, 1934.

JAMA. 1935;104(4):343. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760040075035

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This readable work is divided into two sections. In the first is a concise presentation of most of the well established ideas on vaccines, serum, blood transfusions, therapy of shock, non-specific leukocytic stimulation, and bacteriophage. Particularly helpful are the suggestions and contraindications for the use of serums and vaccines. The second portion of the book deals more with the specific diseases in which one or more of the foregoing therapeutic procedures is indicated. The portion on osteomyelitis and puerperal sepsis is quite extensive, but vaccine therapy in ulcerative colitis is not considered nor is the subject of preoperative preparation dealt with to any extent. It is probable that the authors feel that these two subjects are not sufficiently established to warrant more emphasis. No bibliography is included, although generous and frequent mention is made of other workers in this field. The book appears to be one to which one may

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