September 1922


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By William F. Petersen, M.D., Associate in Pathology, University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Chicago. With an introduction by Joseph L. Miller, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Rush Medical College, University of Chicago, Chicago. Pp. 314. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1922

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1922;30(3):408. doi:10.1001/archinte.1922.00110090141012

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When one reads a book such as this, he is impressed with the great desirability of arranging some method of printing comparatively inexpensive paper bound monographs on subjects which are too new to be incorporated in a textbook and systems of medicine, and yet which through publication in medical journals are attracting general interest. A book of any size devoted to such topics, no matter how carefully prepared, rapidly becomes out of date and must be followed by a second edition or a second book which presents the subject in a more advanced stage of its development. The value of such monographs, therefore, is temporary and it should be possible to publish them as such in a readily accessible, inexpensive form.

Dr. Petersen, in this book, covers the existing knowledge concerning protein therapy and nonspecific resistance in a thorough and comprehensive manner, and one can find in this volume of

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