May 1947

Medical Clinics of North America. Boston Number: Symposium on Specific Methods of Treatment.

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Pp. 244. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1946.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1947;79(5):588. doi:10.1001/archinte.1947.00220110128013

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This symposium on therapy brings the internist and general practitioner up to date on a variety of interesting and timely subjects. The field is not limited to purely medical problems alone, for it includes discussions on general surgery, otolaryngology, gynecology and urology from the medical viewpoint. Of particular interest is the article entitled "Medical Aspects of Renal Insufficiency in Urologic Practice" After the pathologic physiology of urinary obstruction, urinary infection and certain functional abnormalities of renal blood flow are discussed, the diagnostic procedures and therapy are presented, outstanding both in clarity and in physiologic approach.

Several of the purely medical articles offer nothing more than a brief review of well known and clinically proved diagnostic and therapeutic measures. Special mention should be made, however, of the thorough and enlightening presentations of the viral diseases, the anemias and diabetic coma. A clinical appraisal of streptomycin, Demerol (1-methyl-4-phenyl piperidine 4-carbonic acid), Benadryl

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