November 1938

Fever Therapy.

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Edited by the Members of the American Committee. Pp. 486. New York: Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., 1937.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1938;62(5):900. doi:10.1001/archinte.1938.00180160179015

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As long ago as 1931 an American conference on fever therapy was held in Rochester, N. Y. Other conferences were held each year thereafter and proved interesting. Finally it was decided to hold an international conference on the subject. This took place in New York on three days in March 1937. Physicians from sixteen countries were in attendance. The present volume records abstracts and discussions of the papers presented at that meeting.

The book is not as large as it appears as it is really only 184 pages long. Each abstract, however, is reprinted in English, French and German. The abstracts of the various papers reported are by necessity short, but from them and the ensuing discussion one can obtain at a glance a good deal of information concerning the present international status of fever therapy.

Fever therapy is being employed in a number of diseases, beneficially in some and

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