April 1933

An Index of Treatment.

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By Various Writers. Edited by Robert Hutchinson, M.D., F.R.C.P. Tenth edition, revised. Price, $12. Pp. 1,027. New York: William Wood & Company, 1931.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1933;51(4):641. doi:10.1001/archinte.1933.00150230156016

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Belittle, if you will, an attempt adequately to cover the entire field of therapeutics in a single volume, but here is a nearly successful attempt. In scope and quality, there is no comparable American text. Its list of contributors reads like a section of a British "Who's Who in Medicine." Modestly promising only to provide the practitioner with a guide to treatment within moderate compass, one marvels at the completeness and amount of detail. Eschewing fads and recommending conservative but also eclectic methods, each author attempts to give what he thinks is the most logical treatment of the disease he is considering. Perhaps more noteworthy than the undoubted excellence of each contribution are the amount and variety of topics, which range from ingrowing toe-nails to hypnotism, from corns and bunions to dysparemia, from gunshot wounds to Dhobie's itch, from transfusions to electrotherapeutics.

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