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December 22, 1906

Clinical Therapeutics. A Handbook on the Special Treatment of Internal Disease.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(25):2105. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520250059018

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This work is constructed from the standpoint of the physician at the bedside and, hence, gives unusual attention to the details of therapeutics. The feeding and bathing, the technic of all mechanical and physical means of treatment, as well as the use of medicines, the choice of climate and resorts and the indications for surgical intervention, are all discussed. In view of the fact that organic nervous diseases can not be influenced by treatment and that functional affections of the nervous system can best be treated in special institutions, the author has thought fit to omit them except so far as they can be included with the sections dealing with other systems. The treatment advised by the author does not appear to differ, in any marked respects, from that usually given, although in some cases modified by the results of his personal experience. The make-up of the book is liable

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