This edition of the textbook for internal medicine is written in collaboration by a number of Scandinavian physicians who mostly have used their respective vernaculars in penning their part of the work, so that some chapters are in Danish, others in Swedish and others in Norwegian. The work gives a comprehensive description of each disease in particular and is divided into four volumes.
The first volume treats of infectious diseases and discusses infection in general, immunity and the use of serum therapy, passive immunization and active immunization and their combined employment, serum diagnosis and chemotherapy. Each infectious disease is described extensively, and chronic infections, animal parasites and poisonings by inorganic and organic agents are given in detail.
The second volume gives a thorough description of the diseases of the respiratory system, subdivided into diseases of the buccal cavity, the throat and the nose, diseases of the bronchi and the lungs,