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December 22, 1906

Minor Maladies and Their Treatment.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(25):2104-2105. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520250058017

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The minor maladies dealt with by the author are colds, coughs, sore throats, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, giddiness, rheumatism, neuralgia, headache and goutiness. Some of these may seem to be beyond the pale of minor maladies, and it is somewhat surprising to see a chapter devoted to insanity. The forms of insanity dealt with are, however, milder cases which might yield to proper home treatment. The book is an amplification of lectures delivered by the author and aims to supply detailed information on subjects with which the ordinary text-book necessarily deals in a cursory manner. The aim of the book in general seems to have been carried out. It is a pity, however, that a writer of a text-book should be so indissolubly wedded to the use of nostrums as this author seems to be. The following is a partial list of those which appear in his pages: Glycothymoline, hazeline,

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