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September 1, 1956

Modern Treatment Yearbook 1956: A Yearbook of Diagnosis and Treatment for the General Practitioner

JAMA. 1956;162(1):80. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970180082034

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Abstract

This book is a symposium of the views of British clinicians on current methods of diagnosis and prevention of disease and forms of treatment. Thirty-seven contributors have each provided a chapter that deals with one of the many pathological conditions and medical problems commonly encountered in general practice. A chapter discussing the use of antibiotics is included. Some of the chapters are followed by references for collateral reading. A general index is provided at the end, with principal page references in bold-face type. For the most part the discussions are critical and are written with the simplicity and clarity of style for which the British are noted. In some instances the comments seem more appropriate for students than for experienced clinicians. British trade names and preferences in nonproprietary terms that are applied to certain drugs limit the usefulness of the book for American readers. The book does not mention some

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