Edited by Howard F. Conn, M.D. Price, $11.00. Pp. 898. W. B. Saunders Company, 218 W. Washington Sq., Philadelphia 5; 7 Grape St., Shaftesbury Ave., London, W.C. 2, 1954.
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Current Therapy clearly fills a need in the minds of many physicians, as witnessed by the regular appearance of annual editions. It seems of special value in offering quick orientation as to the latest thing. Many doctors see only an occasional example of certain diseases such as malaria or Hodgkin's or Addison's disease. It is useful to be able to turn quickly to Current Therapy and find the last word. On the other hand, it is not possible in such a book to give too much on rationale of treatment. Hence some of the sections take on rather a "cook book" style of prescription. This may be unwise in certain domains, such as that of the cardiac arrhythmias. On the whole, merits outweigh disadvantages: to be commended is the careful selection of real authorities, comprehensiveness, and good printing, format, indexing, etc. This reviewer would prefer to see just title and
Current Therapy 1954.. AMA Arch Intern Med. 1954;94(5):866-867. doi:10.1001/archinte.1954.00250050180023