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May 1930

Modern Methods of Treatment.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1930;45(5):825. doi:10.1001/archinte.1930.00140110181018

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In this work, the author "planned to furnish an outline of all the methods of treatment used in internal medicine" and to "describe each method of procedure so clearly and minutely that a person who has never seen it performed could do it from the description." The first part of the book describes the procedure; the second part gives the indications for its application, based on the principles of physiologic pathology.

It is a rather ambitious undertaking for a single volume, and completeness and thoroughness have not been attained. However, the book contains an unusual amount of material of great practical value to the practitioner, and the style of presentation is interesting and clear.

The reviewer takes exception to the intravenous administration of epinephrine chloride, 15 minims (0.92 cc.) of a 1 : 1,000 solution in shock, collapse, pneumonia, etc., believing this to be not without danger and possibly to

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