June 1952

A Course in Practical Therapeutics.

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Second edition. By Martin Emil Rehfuss, M.D., and Alison Howe Price, M.D. Price, $15. Pp. 938, with illustrations. Williams & Wilkins Company, Mount Royal and Guilford Aves., Baltimore 2, 1951.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1952;89(6):996. doi:10.1001/archinte.1952.00240060139022

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The title of this book might well be "Practical Diagnosis and Therapeutics," as it includes the chief facts pertaining to causes, symptoms, differential diagnosis, and laboratory diagnosis of the principal diseases, as well as their treatment. The volume is divided into four sections dealing with general therapeutic principles, symptomatic therapy, treatment of specific disorders, and special treatment. The data on a single disease are often presented by visual means on a single page. The collaboration of 17 authors adds authority and strength to certain specialized fields. The book is well planned; the material is authoritative and up to date and represents a complete coverage of the subject, including even atomic warfare. It will appeal chiefly to the general practitioner, who can scarcely fail to appreciate the readable and easily assimilated presentations designed for reference with the minimum expenditure of time.

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