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December 8, 1900

Text-Book of the Medical Treatment of Diseases and Symptoms, for Use of Students and Practitioners of Medicine.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(23):1494. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460490052019

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This book is not an ordinary work on medicine, but occupies a field which has been largely neglected. Since symptoms, etiology, diagnosis, etc., must of necessity occupy a large proportion of any work, on medicine an adequate consideration of treatment is, except in works more than one volume, rarely attempted. The work under consideration aims to supply this defect and it is, therefore, a supplement to other works on medicine. It deals entirely with the treatment of diseases and of symptoms, and in general this is done clearly and fully. The amount of space devoted to the different diseases, or classes of disease, seems to be judiciously arranged, for instance, two chapters are given to the treatment of tuberculosis and about the same amount of space to the specific infectious diseases. This may seem a disproportion until we reflect that in regard to the first the average practitioner is anxious

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