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While the previous plan of this book has been continued, so many articles have been eliminated or revised and so many new ones added that the work is practically a new one. Over 200 pages have been added. New articles, as in previous editions, have been taken from the department of Therapeutics of The Journal of the American Medical Association.
The section on prescription-writing has been rewritten, the table of poisons has been classified and, in addition to the antidotes, special symptoms are mentioned. Among the new subjects giving added value to the book are articles on infectious diseases, measles, scarlet fever, whooping-cough, diphtheria, meningitis, infantile paralysis and typhoid fever, and on typhoid carriers and prophylactic vaccination. Rheumatism, chronic arthritis, diabetes, mellitus and insipidus, glycosuria and a section on tuberculosis are also new in the present edition. The section on the diseases of the digestive system, including the various enteritides,
Handbook of Therapy. JAMA. 1912;LVIII(19):1470. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260050146034
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