June 8, 1935

The Practitioner's Library of Medicine and Surgery

Author Affiliations

Volume VIII: Therapeutics. Supervising editor: George Blumer, M.A., M.D., David P. Smith Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine. Associate editor: Albert J. Sullivan, B.S., M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine. Cloth. Price, $10. Pp. 1031, with 27 illustrations. New York and London: D. Appleton-Century Company, Inc., 1935.

JAMA. 1935;104(23):2121. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760230069033

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This great system gradually approaches its concluding volume. The present volume deals with the treatment of disease by all the various methods. To this there are a great number of contributors, selected because of special contributions to various phases of modern therapy. Thus, diet therapy is discussed by Dr. George A. Harrop Jr., the technic of medication by Dr. Bernard Fantus, and there are also sections on hydrotherapy, climatotherapy, light and air, inhalation, physical therapy, x-ray and radium therapy, biologic methods of treatment, nonspecific protein therapy, anesthesia and psychotherapy. Following this section of the book comes the remaining three fourths, which is the special therapy of various types of diseases, classified according to their nature and according to the specific sections of the body. The book naturally provides a vast amount of helpful material of a practical character in the treatment of all the various conditions that may come in

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