Here is a refreshingly frank approach to these widespread health problems, and at the same time a realistic acceptance of the fact that medicine is still far from their solution. The book conducts the reader through the territory of practical realities, pausing at each signpost to weigh new theories or developments with complete impartiality, accepting only those measures that have been found truly helpful and explaining in practical language the faults or omissions of certain procedures that may have received exaggerated recommendations temporarily. At the same time a completely hopeless or defeatist attitude is avoided.
Specific respiratory afflictions, including colds, influenza, pneumonia, tuberculosis, lung cysts and other growths, are considered in individual chapters, with emphasis in each on prevention and treatment. Of great practical value is a special chapter titled "Your Job May Be Dangerous," presenting data that many physicians will find helpful when discussing specific problems with patients. In