February 1943

Treatment in General Practice.

Author Affiliations

By Harry Beckman, M.D., Professor of Pharmacology, Marquette University School of Medicine. Fourth edition, thoroughly revised. Price, $10, cloth. Pp. 1,015. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1942.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1943;71(2):299. doi:10.1001/archinte.1943.00210020165013

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The fourth edition of this book contains much new material—so much, indeed, that it cannot be entirely listed by the reviewer. It should be enough to say that the work has been brought thoroughly up-to-date. When one finds mention of sulfanilylguanidine and sulfacetamide, one realizes the newness.

The book is divided into twenty-four general sections in which the treatment of various diseases is discussed. The author comments on the great wealth of contributions to the therapy of disease that have appeared in recent years, and he speaks of the difficulty in selecting the worth while material, but he has done an excellent job. He has shown his ability to retain the oldest forms of treatment when they are adequate, as well as to evaluate properly the advantages (and disadvantages) of the sulfonamide compounds most recently introduced as therapeutic agents.

His good common sense and forthright criticism of unsound procedure are

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