July 1943

A Manual of Clinical Therapeutics: A Guide for Students and Practitioners.

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By Windsor C. Cutting, M.D. Price, $4.00. Pp. 609. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1943.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1943;72(1):146. doi:10.1001/archinte.1943.00210070154013

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The title presents concisely the contents and purpose of this book. The diseases and symptom complexes discussed include almost everything encountered by a general practitioner that requires drugs and allied procedures for its proper management. The book is relatively small, small enough that it can be easily carried in the pocket or medical bag. It includes a brief presentation of definite procedures that are to be used for each clinical state without discussing their advantages or disadvantages. The therapeutic recommendations are brief and to the point. As would be expected, a satisfactory use of this book requires a thorough knowledge on the part of the reader of therapeutics, pharmacology, physiology and clinical medicine. A physician with this knowledge can benefit considerably from the use of this book, for he can appreciate the reasons for the procedures recommended and understand the incompleteness of some of the discussions. For example, the discussion

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