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October 22, 1927

The Elements of Medical Treatment.

JAMA. 1927;89(17):1449. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690170073043

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There is always a place for the printed lectures of a respected teacher. This book fills such a place. The author writes that for many years he gave a course of lectures at the London Hospital on elementary therapeutics. His aim was to discuss principles of treatment and to outline them by application to the more common diseases. "I have often been asked by former pupils," he writes, "to publish these lectures, but never thought it worth while. Experience in examining, however, has made me come to think that there might perhaps be room for such a book as this after all." The author has accurately evaluated his own book. It is short, elementary, general, and a good review before exam

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