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April 1933

An Index of Prognosis and End-Results of Treatment.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1933;51(4):640. doi:10.1001/archinte.1933.00150230155011

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The fourth edition of this book appears ten years after the one that immediately antedated it. Since that time there has been a pronounced alteration in the outlook of such diseases as diabetes, pernicious anemia and nephritis, to mention only a few of the outstanding conditions that can be modified favorably by appropriate treatment. Necessarily, this has called for a revision of certain sections of the book. Except for these comparatively few changes there has been no radical alteration in the context of the book. It gives a complete summary of every conceivable type of condition which might cause death, arranged in alphabetical order. A minor criticism might be that there is a disproportionate amount of space given to some of the conditions, chlorosis, for example, being given somewhat over two and a half pages, whereas coronary thrombosis has about one page assigned to it. All in all, with the

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