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February 20, 1909

A Dictionary of Medical Treatment.

JAMA. 1909;LII(8):659. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02540340057024

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Dr. Latham's aim in this book is to describe a definite course of treatment to be pursued in diseases that present a typical, uncomplicated course. The subjects are arranged alphabetically; the diseases of the skin and of the nervous system are considered, in addition to the diseases usually assigned to internal medicine. Many minor ailments also come in for a share of attention. The methods of treatment are those generally accepted by the modern practitioner, and are, therefore, reliable. The Schott-Nauheim treatment is described separately, in addition to being referred to under the diseases in which it is indicated. Frenkel's exercises are described separately, but Dr. Latham, unfortunately, does not in that connection say in what disease or diseases they are applicable—an oversight which should be corrected in subsequent editions. Under the subject of locomotor ataxia they are again mentioned as a useful exercise. Moreover, Dr. Latham spells the name

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