August 1953

Current Therapy—1953.

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Edited by Howard F. Conn, M.D. Price, $11.00. Pp. 835. W. B. Saunders & Co., 218 W. Washington Sq., Philadelphia 5; 7 Grape St., Shaftesbury Ave., London, W.C. 2, 1953.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1953;92(2):296. doi:10.1001/archinte.1953.00240200146020

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A total of 383 authors contributed articles to the 1953 edition of "Current Therapy," edited by Howard F. Conn, M.D. The book is divided into 16 sections, which encompass all of the major systems and include sections devoted to the infectious diseases, venereal diseases, allergic diseases, obstetrics, and diseases due to physical and chemical agents. The 16th section consists of a roster of all current useful drugs and dosages and a complete author and subject index. The book is excellently laid out, making it possible to locate any disease entity in a minimum amount of time.

Where controversy or several different forms of therapy exist, as many as three authors have written about one disease. Surgical procedures and techniques are not included. The book is practical, very much up to date, and beautifully bound and should prove a valuable addition to the library of the student and practitioner alike.

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