June 1958

Cortisone Therapy.

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By J. H. Glyn, M.A., M.D., M.R.C.P., D. Phys. Med. Price, $10. Pp. 162, with 4 illustrations. Philosophical Library, Inc., 15 E. 40th St., New York 16, 1957.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1958;101(6):1179. doi:10.1001/archinte.1958.00260180169032

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In this miniature volume Dr. Glyn has successfully presented the true facts about therapy with the cortisone group of steroid drugs. As with so many forms of treatment, cortisone was welcomed with wild enthusiasm by the medical profession, but in the face of severe and sometimes fatal side-reactions, this enthusiasm was replaced by an alarming degree of skepticism. It is to be imagined that this group of drugs will now assume its proper role in the armamentarium of practicing physicians.

Dr. Glyn has done much to evaluate objectively the place of steroids in the field of medical therapeutics. From his excellent historical review and his easily read description of the chemical and pharmacologic properties of these drugs, one is pleasantly led to the practical problems of cortisone therapy and the more specialized applications of its many similar compounds. Throughout the book he has demonstrated not only a thorough knowledge of

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