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October 20, 1951

Therapeutics in Internal Medicine.

JAMA. 1951;147(8):795. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670250087044

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The therapeutics of 1951 is difficult to encompass, either in a single volume or by a single author. Dr. Kayser, in his preface, states that he thinks the latter is now almost an impossibility, but he and his many authors have accomplished the first very satisfactorily. They have written a readable and adequately detailed description of the treatment of almost all the conditions encountered in the practice of internal medicine. The contributors are largely from Chicago and the Middle West and include many distinguished medical names.

Present day books on therapeutics fall largely into the class of larger volumes like this one, which are likely to be left at home or in the office, and small manuals or handbooks which may be carried easily. Both types seem to serve useful purposes; of the larger type this one by Dr. Kayser appeals somewhat more than some, possibly because the presentations have

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