September 1950

Behandlung innerer Krankheiten.

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By Ferdinand Hoff. Fourth Edition. Price, 10.80 marks. Pp. 471. Georg Thieme, Karl Tauchnitzstr. 3, Leipzig C. 1 (Russian Zone); Diemershaldenstrasse 47, Stuttgart-O (American Zone); 1949.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1950;86(3):489-490. doi:10.1001/archinte.1950.00230150172016

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This book is intended to be a therapeutic guide for the general practitioner in Germany. It is divided to twelve sections, which cover the subject in a systematic fashion. As a [ill] to the reader, there are some marginal notes so that one can quickly find that po[ill]on of the treatment in which one is interested. There are a number of good tables, particularly those on various foods and their carbohydrate, protein and fat constituents. All these will certainly be of help to the practitioner in treating his patients.

As with any book which covers such a broad subject, there are a number of errors. One cannot help questioning the efficacy of Strophanthus in the treatment of coronary insufficiency without failure. Certainly in the treatment of the common cold the use of a "swallow" from a glass of water in which 1 drop of tincture of iodine has been mixed

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