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December 1934

Handbook of Therapeutics.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1934;54(6):1022. doi:10.1001/archinte.1934.00160180196020

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This little book gives in fairly adequate form the treatment of internal disease. Like all brief compendia it suffers in places from undue abbreviation, as well as from the inclusion of some material which is relatively useless, such as brief remarks on climatotherapy, spas, etc. The point of view, on the whole, seems sound, with some glaring lapses, for example, the suggestion that a few brief courses of therapy intermittently given suffice in the early stages of syphilis. A great many statements, such as the dietary prescriptions for Bright's disease, do not seem to rest on any rational basis. On the whole, the book is satisfactory, but a really adequate brief outline of therapy remains to be written.

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