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The material utilized in this volume is taken from lectures delivered by Dr. Williams under various titles at the Medical Graduates' College and Polyclinic. While the matter has been revised and amplified, the general style of the original form has been adhered to, the object being to present in convenient and desirable form detailed information on questions which the ordinary text-book deals with in an unsatisfactory manner or ignores entirely. The author says: "The newly qualified medical man, while usually admirably equipped in the diagnosis and treatment of what may be called the classical diseases, is nevertheless but very partially informed on many subjects concerning which he will be expected to speak and act with authority as soon as he enters practice." Accordingly, he has collected a large amount of valuable and practical advice on such topics as colds, coughs, sore throats, indigestion, rheumatism, neuralgia and headache, change of air.
Minor Maladies and Their Treatment.. JAMA. 1909;LII(14):1138. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02540400064032
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