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Therapeutics in Internal Medicine

JAMA. 1953;152(16):1577. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690160077032.
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The second edition of this book, presented in the classical arrangement of chapters according to related internal disorders, provides complete coverage of methods of treatment for nonsurgical diseases. The information is up-to-date and includes generally accepted methods along with some individual preferences of the contributors. There are 12 new sections and 17 new contributors. Like most other symposiums on treatment, the book does not include clinical descriptions of diseases. Only such physiological, etiological, and pathological information as may be required for an understanding of the principles of therapy is presented. The contributors are teachers, investigators, and administrators representing all branches of medicine except the surgical specialties. The preference given to trade names and the use of abbreviations by some authors is disappointing: ACTH is used as a generic name in place of corticotropin; D.T.P. appears as a generic synonym for diphtheria and tetanus toxoids combined with pertussis vaccine; BAL is


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