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June 18, 1938

Treatment in General Practice

JAMA. 1938;110(25):2108. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790250068042

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The third edition of this work is no larger than the previous two editions, because experience has enabled the author to eliminate some material and to condense some portions of the book. There has been reorganization of the material by including diabetes with the endocrine diseases and giving obesity and malnutrition a separate section. The new section which has been added deals with nutritional disturbances, diseases of the liver and bile passages, disturbances of water, salt and protein balance, those caused by heat, and the anemias. A number of conditions are now considered for the first time, notably alkalosis, Ménière's disease, physical allergy, prophylaxis of the venereal diseases, colon consciousness, and some ear, nose and throat disturbances. Obstetric conditions, drug addiction and some tropical conditions have been eliminated from consideration. The work continues to be one of the most practical that are available in the field of therapy, is easily

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