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This popular handbook (19 editions) from the Department of Medicine of Washington University, St. Louis, is written for house officers and students as a useful guide to medical therapy. Organization into chapters follows the usual division of a general medical service, and the emphasis is on treatment with specific drugs and dose schedules. Diseases commonly encountered in a hospital practice are covered. The Four Horsemen of the Office—gas, fatigue, backache, and dizziness—are not encountered here. Rarer diseases are also omitted. Selection is sometimes surprising, as in the absence of systemic lupus erythematosus.
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Manual of Medical Therapeutics.. Ann Intern Med. ;73:351. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-2-351_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(2):351.
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