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October 20, 1923

A Text-Book of Therapeutics Including the Essentials of Pharmacology and Materia Medica.

JAMA. 1923;81(16):1384-1385. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650160058038

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Abstract

This well established textbook consists of two parts: one dealing with the remedies, and the other with the treatment, of various diseases. The first five hundred pages are devoted to a study of drugs, which are classified in accordance with their therapeutic uses and are given excellent practical discussion. Numerous additions have brought the book well up to date; and one notes, with pleasure, the acceptance of modern nomenclature—such as that used by the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry—and of simplified spelling, e. g., elimination of the useless final "e" in the names of alkaloids and of salts, such as morphin and bromid. An attempt to discuss remedial measures other than drugs in about thirty-six pages is naturally unsuccessful, as an adequate presentation of this subject would require much more space. Especially lacking is practical detail. Study of general dietotherapy is missing. The portion dealing briefly with some of the

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