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March 5, 1887

Clinical Therapeutics. Lectures in Practical Medicine delivered in the Hospital St. Antoine, Paris, France.

JAMA. 1887;VIII(10):279. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391350027009

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That a book by the distinguished author of this work is worth reading goes without saying. It is most readable in style and deals with subjects intrinsically interesting. It is not a text-book, but a book rather for the practitioner than the student. It might better have been entitled a treatise on certain topics of clinical medicine than therapeutics. It is true, however, that for the most part it deals with methods of treatment, but does not ignore symptomatology and diagnosis. We recommend it to our readers with pleasure.

Chapters are devoted to the following subjects: Clinical Therapeutics; The Nervous System from a Therapeutic Standpoint; Hydrotherapeutics; Medico-Electricity; Treatment of Neuralgia; of Hysteria; of Epilepsy; of Chorea; of Meningitis; of Apoplexy; of Chronic Myelitis; The Blood from a Therapeutic Standpoint; On Blood-letting; Treatment of Anæmia: of Acute Rheumatism; of Chronic Rheumatism and Gout; of Diabetes; of Syphilis; Fever from a Therapeutic

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