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June 20, 1953

The 1952 Year Book of Drug Therapy (August, 1951-August, 1952).

JAMA. 1953;152(8):773. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690080117041

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Rapid advances in medicine make it necessary to have frequent abstracts of important papers available for those who are not actively working in a particular field. For that purpose in the field of therapeutics this book is unusually good. The volume covers many subjects, and, of course, emphasizes the drugs that are now being developed and investigated. Adrenocorticotropic hormone, cortisone, and hydrocortisone (compound F) are accorded a good deal of attention. There is a good discussion of fungus infections and their response to the antibiotics. The therapeutic agents used in neoplastic diseases are well covered. In the space of a small volume, abstracts on many topics of current interest and references to the original articles are included. This volume will prove very helpful and time-saving to practitioners and also to teachers of medical students.

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