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January 1948

The Nature of Disease up to Date: An Outline of a Unitary Theory.

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By J. E. R. McDonagh, F. R. C. S. Price, 15s. net. Pp. 168. London: William Heinemann, Ltd.; New York: Grune & Stratton, Inc., 1946.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1948;81(1):112-113. doi:10.1001/archinte.1948.00220190120014

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Abstract

According to "Who's Who," 1946, the author of this monograph is a British medical consultant who, at the same time, is engaged in medical research. The statement appears in this usually reliable source of information that his investigations have resulted in the discovery of the cause of syphilis and of the common cold and influenza and in the introduction of several preventive and combative remedies for use in the various manifestations of disease. He has literary attainments as well, having published several books, and, above all, an ambition to correlate all diseases, whatever their nature, in relation to his interpretation of their physicochemical process.

The present volume is a continuation of three others which also deal with the nature of disease. The same two criticisms are pertinent of the third member of the series as the Lancet (1021 [Nov. 15] 1924) noted of the first: It is remarkably tedious to

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