January 1912

Modern Treatment.

Author Affiliations

The Management of Disease with Medicinal and NonMedicinal Remedies. In Contributions by American and Foreign Authorities. Edited by Hobart Amory Hare, M.D., Professor of Therapeutics and Materia Medica, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Assisted by H. R. M. Landis, M.D., Director of the Clinical Department of the Phipps Institute (University of Pennsylvania). In Two Volumes. Vols. I and II. Cloth. Price, $6 net. Pp. 1830, with 193 illustrations. Philadelphia: Lea — Febiger (1910).

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1912;IX(1):128. doi:10.1001/archinte.1912.00060130133010

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So much labor and pains by wise and skilful men for no better result! What a pity! The day of compound books by many authors is past. Any article good enough to be worth inclusion in such a work should be printed separately. Landis' fine summary of the treatment of tuberculosis ought to be in the hands of thousands who can never buy these bulky volumes. So with Riesman on typhoid and Leonard Rogers on plague. They will not reach the readers who need them most.

Most of the chapters are excellently done, particularly those written by clinicians who are not the partisans of any single therapeutic method. Especially valuable are those by Meara on pneumonia and pleurisy, Dunn on meningitis, Potter on vaccine therapy, Joslin on diabetes and Sailer on stomach diseases.

The articles on mineral springs, electrotherapy, rest cure and influenza are poor. An uncritical, credulous and prejudiced

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