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December 19, 1953

Textbook of Medical Treatment by Various Authors

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Edited by D. M. Dunlop, B.A., M.D., F.R.C.P., Professor of Therapeutics and Clinical Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, L. S. P. Davidson, B.A., M.D., F.R.C.P., Physician, H. M. The Queen in Scotland, and Sir John McNee, D.S.O., M.D., D.Sc., Physician, H. M. The Queen in Scotland. Sixth edition. Cloth. $9.50. Pp. 1023, with illustrations. Williams & Wilkins Co., Mount Royal and Guilford Aves., Baltimore 2; E. & S. Livingstone, Ltd., 16 & 17 Teviot Place, Edinburgh 1, 1953.

JAMA. 1953;153(16):1493. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940330077031

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The rapid advances in therapeutics during the past few decades have made frequent revisions essential to the continued usefulness of any textbook of medical treatment. The sixth edition of this book appears only 14 years after the initial edition, which was published in 1939. New authors have completely rewritten the chapters on tuberculosis, tropical diseases, nutritional diseases, nephritis, psychotherapy, and care of the aged; new chapters on chemotherapy, poisons, rehabilitation, and the treatment of malignant disease appear for the first time in this edition. Some revision has been made in every chapter, bringing all abreast of current developments. As implied in the title, the objective of the book is to provide the student and practitioner with specific information and instructions as to "the management of the case" rather than with theoretical aspects of drug action. As a result, there is a fund of detailed, practical advice on general measures for

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