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The introductory chapter in this compendium is on general problems in therapeutics; then there are terse statements of what to do for amazingly large lists of diseases in the following classifications: the various types of infections, other diseases probably infectious, nutritional diseases, vitamin deficiences, endocrine diseases, metabolic diseases, diseases due to allergic states, diseases due to physical agents, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and the peritoneum, diseases of the pancreas, liver and bile passages, the heart, the peripheral circulation, the blood and spleen, the respiratory system and mediastinum, the genitourinary system, the muscles, bones and joints, the skin, the peripheral nerves, the central nervous system and the mind. Then come appendixes on special procedures, physical therapy, symptoms and treatment of poisoning, diet lists, metric and English equivalents, tables and charts for weight, height and age, abbreviations and other aids in prescribing, clinical physiologic data, quantitative methods for controlling the therapeutic
A Manual of Clinical Therapeutics: A Guide for Students and Practitioners. JAMA. 1943;123(3):177. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840380053026
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