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Handbook of Medical Management.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1951;81(5):751-752. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1951.02040030764028.
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This is an excellent volume containing a wealth of information in compact form on the management of disease.

The first chapter, on general aspects of medical management, discusses such problems as activity status, positions for bed patients, rules for home management and other features not usually emphasized in books on therapeutics. Many useful tables are scattered throughout the volume enabling the authors to present a maximum amount of information in a minimum of space.

As in any handbook, in which brevity is of prime importance, certain inadequacies become apparent. Treatment is presented in outline form; hence little discussion is available on questionable problems of treatment. Only one paragraph is presented on the management of multiple sclerosis. The use of histamine in the treatment of certain types of headache is not even mentioned. The treatment of thyroid crisis is dismissed with one short paragraph emphasizing that its management is symptomatic. The

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