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August 11, 1900

The Principles of Treatment and Their Application in Practical Medicine.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(6):372. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460320042033

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We have here an English work revised and adapted to the American Pharmacopeia. The author was led to its production by observing the difficulties which most students, especially those who have received a modern education in medicine, find in adapting themselves to the practical treatment of disease. He has used here the course which he has followed in his teaching in the class-room and at the bedside, calling the attention of the students, first, to the objects of treatment, and afterward discussing the selection of medicinal and nonmedicinal measures required. The first part of his book, therefore, is a general discussion of the principles of treatment, founded on etiologic, pathologic, and clinical character and the cure of the disease, the personal factor in the patient, and the proper relation of therapeutics to medicine. The two concluding chapters of this section deal with the means of treatment, food, rest, exercise, and

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