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Notes on the Medical Treatment of Disease for Students and Young Practitioners of Medicine

JAMA. 1934;102(26):2223. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750260069028.
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The aim of this little book, which now appears in its fourth edition since 1921, is to impress on the student and young practitioner the broad principles of the medical treatment of the sick. It is therefore not to be expected that it would cover exhaustively even the frequently encountered diseases with which it deals or that it would delve deeply into the details of special treatment. The latter are, indeed, as stated in the preface, "largely omitted or only hinted at." Nevertheless, one cannot but wish at times that a few more of them had been given rather than so many statements of a general nature which can be of little direct help to a reader seeking to learn just what to do in a given case. The following is typical (p. 276): "Lately copper has been used as an adjuvant to iron. Small doses of the sulphate are

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