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THE PRINCIPLES OF
OLIVER T. OSBORNE, M.A., M.D.
PHILADELPHIA AND LONDON
W. B. SAUNDERS COMPANY
This book has been written with the one viewpoint constantly in mind, namely, to present the data necessary for the advanced student to well understand the objects of scientific treatment, the rational use of active drugs, and the physical methods used in the treatment of disease. It is also aimed to present even under-graduate subjects tersely and concisely, so that the practitioner may well find the book of value as a review of up-to-date practical therapy.
A brief section on prescription writing is offered, a commentary on the valuable drugs and preparations of the United States Pharmacopæia is presented, a therapeutic classification of drugs, and a description of their action and uses are given in some detail. Foods and organotherapy are carefully discussed. The various physical methods of treatment, electricity, massage, exercise, climate, and medicinal springs are described. Special treatments for acute and chronic poisoning by drugs, and the treatment for most emergencies are outlined. Rational treatments for simple external disturbances are suggested, practical advice concerning equipment and preparedness is given the young practitioner, the National drug laws are described, reportable contagious diseases are listed, and, finally, a chapter on Medical Ethics completes the book.
The author wishes to record his sincere appreciation for the help and advice given him by Professor Lafayette B. Mendel in the preparation of the section on foods and especially of the chapter on vitamines.
The index has been carefully prepared, and it is hoped that both for study and for reference the book will be found of value.
OLIVER T. OSBORNE.