May 1937

Parenteral Therapy: A Ready Reference Manual of Extra-Oral Medication.

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By Walton Forest Dutton, M.D., and George Burt Lake, M.D. Cloth. Price, $7.50. Pp. 386, with 90 illustrations. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 1936.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1937;59(5):929. doi:10.1001/archinte.1937.00170210172011

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It is the usual task of the reviewer to set before his readers the reasons for buying or reading any new work that is brought to his attention. If there are no such reasons, the work is, as a general rule, ignored. Occasionally, it becomes the reviewer's unpleasant duty to point out the general worthlessness of a book and even its potential dangers.

The book under present consideration is divided into three sections. The first deals with the general technic of parenteral therapy. It includes descriptions of the methods of giving or attempting to give medicaments by all the parenteral routes now in use. It discusses blood transfusion, intracardiac injections, pneumothorax and paracentesis of all the serous spaces. It describes surgical procedure such as the administration of an anesthetic, the treatment of injection of material into the veins and the injection treatment of hernia.

This part of the work is

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