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May 23, 1931

Lehrbuch der inneren Medizin.

JAMA. 1931;96(21):1824. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720470078038

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Dr. Brugsch, professor of medicine in Halle, contributes a textbook of medical practice based on advances in the fundamental medical sciences and on new specialties in medical treatment. It is, thereby, a different type of textbook. After his introduction, the author turns his attention to dietetics, an indication of the increasing importance of the relationship of diet to therapy. Special attention is given to the Gerson diets. Unfortunately, the section on diet, which is quite scientific, is followed by one on drugs containing references to many complex and unestablished preparations. There follow sections on hydrotherapy, baths, electrotherapy and roentgenotherapy. Another indication of German tendencies is the section on constitution and disturbances of growth. Thereafter, the author takes up the glands of internal secretion, the diseases of metabolism, obesity and then the infectious diseases, syphilis, heart disease and disturbances of the circulation and of the blood. Since this is the first

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