Deaths and Obituaries
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
We have here an English work revised and adapted to the American Pharmacopeia. The author was led to its production by observing the difficulties which most students, especially those who have received a modern education in medicine, find in adapting themselves to the practical treatment of disease. He has used here the course which he has followed in his teaching in the class-room and at the bedside, calling the attention of the students, first, to the objects of treatment, and afterward
... and afterward discussing the selection of medicinal and nonmedicinal measures required. The first part of his book, therefore, is a general discussion of the principles of treatment, founded on etiologic, pathologic, and clinical character and the cure of the disease, the personal factor in the patient, and the proper relation of therapeutics to medicine. The two concluding chapters of this section deal with the means of treatment, food, rest, exercise, and with therapeutic procedure. In the second portion we have a number of leading diseases thus taken up and discussed. There are separate chapters for each of these, with the general symptoms and indications of the disorder, followed by outlines of practice with general di¬ rections as to the measures to be taken from the first visit, containing also formulas that will be of value. The book will find its place and use in the library of the young practitioners, and many older ones may also find it suggestive.