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June 26, 1937

A Handbook of Tropical Therapeutics

JAMA. 1937;108(26):2250. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780260078029

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Therapy is taught in the medical schools of India from British and American textbooks based on experience in countries in which climatic and morbid conditions differ from those in the tropics. Medical experience in India indicates that therapy approved in temperate regions is not universally applicable in the tropics, is sometimes disappointing, and may even lead to untoward results. Hence this book, based on fifteen years of graduate teaching and of practice in the Carmichael Hospital for Tropical Diseases by the author with the aid of his colleagues in Calcutta.

This treatise deals with almost the entire range of therapy and is thus a practical vade mecum for the practice of medicine in the tropics viewed primarily from the standpoint of therapeutics. It falls into six parts. Part I is an extended treatment of the action, modifying agencies and administration of drugs; acidosis and alkalosis; chemotherapy; physical therapy; diet and

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