By H. Marvin Pollard, MD, and William A. Knight, Jr., MD. Price, $16 per month, Pp. 1,500 per year. Harper and Row, Publishers, Inc., Hoeber Medical Division, 49 E 33rd St, New York, NY 10016, 1965.
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Each issue of this new series on treatment consists of about 150 pages devoted to two major subjects. One of the two symposia in each of two separate issues is considered in this review. The series competes with the well established Medical Clinics of North America and Disease a Month and seems more nearly like the latter in format that the former.
The symposium on malabsorption is extremely well done. The editor has obtained 11 essays on various aspects of treatment which cover the field with but limited amounts of repetition and overlap. A useful appendix on low gluten cooking is included. The symposium on pancreatitis, although adequate, suffers from repetition and vast variability in style and usefulness to one desiring the information for treatment in the six essays.
The information contained in these issues varies so widely in quality and editorial policy that it is hard for me to
Iber FL. Modern Treatment, Vol 2, No. 2 and 3.. Arch Intern Med. 1965;116(6):966. doi:10.1001/archinte.1965.03870060164052