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June 4, 1938

Methods of Treatment

JAMA. 1938;110(23):1950-1951. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790230066043

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Many of the sections of this edition have been rewritten to include recent advances in therapeutics and materia medica and to bring the text into accord with the eleventh edition of the Pharmacopeia. The book differs from most other textbooks of therapeutics through the inclusion of rather extensive discussions of dietetics, medical gymnastics and massage, hydrotherapy, climate therapy, aerotherapy and heliotherapy. It even contains extensive reference to the better known American spas as well as to certain English, French, German and Austrian spas. There is a large section dealing with psychotherapy. The portion of the book dealing with materia medica discusses drugs under the heading of the various systems of the body and under subheadings according to their action on that system. Similarly, the latter portion of the book deals with various diseases, which are grouped according to the principal system that is affected. In the preface the author forestalls

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