LAWRENCE W. SMITH, M.D.
In no period of medical history has so much progress been made in the conquest of disease as in the past few decades. One by one the infectious diseases have been pushed into the background; the deficiency diseases no longer pose major problems; even cancer, and the degenerative diseases of the cardiovascular renal system seem slowly to be losing out in their struggle for dominance over man. Scientific, specific bio- and chemotherapy have largely replaced the placebos, superstitions and nostrums of the past generation, yet the hot-water bottle and the ice-bag yield not one iota of their importance in our
SMITH LW. THE USE OF COLD IN MEDICINE1. Ann Intern Med. ;17:618–636. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-4-618
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