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November 4, 1939

Treatment in General Medicine

JAMA. 1939;113(19):1758. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800440062028

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Abstract

Recognizing that advancement of modern medicine has made medical problems so highly specialized that it is no longer possible for one individual to cover completely any single medical field, Dr. Reimann has developed a system of therapeutics in which distinguished specialists consider various phases of the treatment of individual diseases. Since treatment must depend on knowledge of cause and on symptoms, space is given to these subjects and also to considerations of other factors in disease intimately associated with treatment. It is recognized that psychotherapy is an intimate part of all the treatment of disease, and special attention is also given to this aspect of medical care. Finally, the volume includes discussions of minor surgical, gynecologic and obstetric treatment, as well as a chapter of the conditions associated with old age. The volumes are important also because they emphasize standardized and controlled treatment. Thus the remedies concerned are those available

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