May 1932

Modern Medical Treatment.

Author Affiliations

Volumes I and II. By E. Bellingham Smith, M.D., F.R.C.P., London; Physician and Lecturer on Medicine, St. George's Hospital, and Anthony Feiling, M.D., Cambridge, F.R.C.P., London; Physician and Lecturer on Medicine and Dean of the Medical School, St. George's Hospital. With an introduction by Sir Humphrey Rolleston, Bart, G.C.V.O., K.C.B. Price, $12 per set. Pp. 622 and 626. New York: William Wood & Company, 1931.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1932;49(5):878. doi:10.1001/archinte.1932.00150120168017

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These volumes, covering the whole field of internal medicine, are of chief interest because they reflect present-day treatment as employed by the English school. In them is to be found an amazing combination of what has been accepted as of empiric value, as well as recent methods based on scientific clinical research. Many procedures are recommended which are widely different from those in common use in America. The work is chiefly of value to Americans because of suggestions of value which have been handed down by our forefathers, but which are rarely used by the present generation. The use of drugs in the treatment for disease is given prominence. Many prescriptions, in instances suggesting polypharmacy, are recommended throughout the work, and in this respect it indicates a type of therapeutics in marked variance to the trend in America. Some chapters, notably the chapter on the treatment for goiter, can hardly

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