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August 31, 1918

Postgraduate Medicine. Prevention and Treatment of Disease.

JAMA. 1918;71(9):769. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600350073029

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In this book the author tries to present the treatment of almost all of the "so-called internal derangements." He includes not only the conditions that are strictly in the domain of the internist, but also diseases of women, gonorrhea and its complications in men, dermatology and dental disturbances. There are chapters on bedside and office technic, on minor ailments, and on the emergencies of general practice. The scope of the book is so wide that to do justice to the innumerable subjects mentioned would require a work much larger; but in a volume the size of this, much that is of value could be mentioned if proper balance were maintained. One of the defects is that too much stress is laid on subjects which, strictly speaking, should find little space in a work intended as a therapeutic guide. The author has succeeded in presenting a compilation of facts, in catalogue

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