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The stated purpose of this multiauthored book is to provide guidelines to diagnosis and therapy for physicians and paramedical personnel practicing in South Africa and to emphasize differences in disease as seen in South Africa.
In its first section, 25 clinical chapters deal with agent-, organ-, or age-oriented disease; one chapter is on procedures. Some therapeutic recommendations are of questionable value or safety, for example, boiled water without calories for childhood diarrhea, purge with Yomesan® (niclosamide) for treatment of Taenia, chloromycetin for treatment of laryngeal stridor, and therapy for febrile convulsions that omits external cooling. One could question the concept
Clinical Medicine in Africans in Southern Africa.. Ann Intern Med. ;80:127. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-1-127_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(1):127.
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