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Therapeutics is acknowledged to be the first and most important task of the physician, and its recent developments have been largely in directions which demand a degree of technical knowledge and manual skill far in advance of that required when the physician's task was limited to the composition and writing of a compatible prescription. Many of the recent advances are, to be sure, in the domain of specialists, but their importance is such that it is almost imperative that the general practitioner should be well acquainted with them if he is to do the best for his patients and not lose them unnecessarily to the specialist.
The book before us is an attempt to furnish practicing physicians with an answer to the question what to do and how to do it. It is brought out under the general editorship of J. Schwalbe, with the collaboration of a number of eminent
Therapeutische Technik Fuer die Aerztliche Praxis.. JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(9):816-817. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520350074024