December 1930

Treatment in General Practice.

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By Harry Beckman, M.D., Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Marquette University Medical School. Price, $10. Pp. 899. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1930.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1930;46(6):1072. doi:10.1001/archinte.1930.00140180175017

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This book is a comprehensive treatise of therapy written by a teacher of pharmacology and therapeutics for the student and general practitioner of medicine. The author feels that, with few notable exceptions, the teaching of therapeutics is more or less neglected, usually consisting of a formal course of lectures to junior students, supplemented later by what little instruction may be given to senior students during hours in the clinic in the various departments. The latter is usually rather sketchy "simply because in the (teacher's) immersion in the task of acquainting the student with the prodigious methodology of modern diagnosis, no time is left for an exhaustive consideration of the treatment of disease."

The book has been carefully edited, is printed in clear type on good paper and is arranged by systems, i. e., infectious and parasitic diseases, constitutional diseases such as allergy, deficiency diseases and metabolic disorders, diseases of the

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