By Harry Beckman, M.D., Professor of Pharmacology at Marquette University School of Medicine. Second edition, revised and entirely reset. Cloth. Price, $10 net. Pp. 889. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1934.
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In looking over this compendium, the reviewer was impressed by its breezy style, its occasional personal opinion and its human quality. Having avoided books on therapy for many years, he was impressed by the amount of factual knowledge collected in these pages. Each disease is arranged in alphabetical order under subheads, which affords easy access to the matter in hand. The author has developed a distinct contribution to a book on treatment for quick reference. Having become interested in this style of presentation, the reviewer wandered into one of the most extensive county libraries in this country and asked the librarian about the former edition of the work. She stated that it is the most popular reference book on treatment on the shelves.
If any criticism might be made of this volume, it would be to advise the author to leave out all the tropical diseases which are not found
Treatment in General Practice.. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1934;54(5):829. doi:10.1001/archinte.1934.00160170172014