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August 13, 1932

Thérapeutique médicale. III: Foie, glandes endocrines et nutrition.

JAMA. 1932;99(7):586. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740590066038

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The French physician needs no therapeutic consultant. Apparently his library must keep freshly littered with the simply amazing number of therapeutic monographs on every subject and subhead foisted on their medical fraternity in a continuous outpouring. Every volume advertises a future series. One must shruggingly conclude that these postgraduate manuals fill the need of the French practitioner; otherwise, the publisher would find no market. This volume of a series on medical therapeutics treats of nutrition generally and of disorders of the liver and endocrine glands. It includes chapters on gout, obesity, chronic rheumatism, phosphorus, calcium and vitamins, and a concluding chapter on urinary excretion. Nothing is taken for granted. Predigestibility, simplicity and availability of the contents are served by a detailed summary at the beginning and a list of prescriptions at the end of each chapter. Schematic histology and graphs illustrating the mode of drug action add to the clarity

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