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July 1952

Therapeutics in Internal Medicine.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1952;84(1):137-138. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1952.02050010153016

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This volume is prepared by 82 contributors. Dr. Kyser is a practicing physician and a member of the teaching staff of Northwestern University and the Evanston Hospital. Each of the contributors is a recognized authority, and most of them are practitioners, which is an indication of the effort made to present a practical book. The book deals only with treatment and is presented in the what-when-and-how fashion. In all, there are 268 articles.

In general, the book is very adequate, well presented, and up to date. Sections of particular interest to pediatricians are well done. There are some statements which might be criticized and some unnecessary omissions, but not too many. The infectious diseases are adequately handled. Not much is said of the use of chloramphenicol against pertussis. In scarlet fever, penicillin is advocated over the sulfonamides, and the statement is made that the sulfonamides are best used in conjunction

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