February 4, 1956

Cornell Conferences on Therapy. Volume Seven

JAMA. 1956;160(5):422. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960400080029

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In 1946 volume one of this series was published. That this is volume 7 is evidence of the value of the project. The current volume is one of the best of the series in that the conferences that have been selected for inclusion are diversified and represent the type of topic the general practitioner can put to good use. The attempt to affect a marriage between pharmacology and therapy in order that workers in both fields may get together to discuss problems of common interest has been successful and provides stimulating reading. Some topics that were discussed in previous volumes have been reexamined in this volume. Among these are selection of digitalis preparations and their proper administration, choice of a diuretic agent, and a reevaluation of quinidine therapy. In the light of certain changes in our therapeutic armamentarium, these comparisons with previous conferences on the same subject are of definite

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