Maintaining the high standards of the previous volumes in this series, the present book will be a welcome addition to the library of the practicing physician. Among the topics considered by the authorities contributing to these conferences are the uses of streptomycin, uses of protein hydrolysates, treatment of pneumonia, treatment of hepatic insufficiency and management of pain due to muscle spasm. These subjects are ones of interest to almost all general practitioners. In addition, some excellent advice is presented on the rational use of cathartic agents.
The first chapter on "The Dose of a Drug" contains some controversial points in that the single dose method of digitalization is used as an illustration. If this is overlooked, many of the statements regarding drug dosage are excellent.
This volume has practical value for the physician, since it deals with commonly encountered clinical problems in therapy and discusses the rationale for the therapeutic