Therapeutics of infants and children has gone through its various stages between the era of dull and ignorant prescribing and that of impotent and conceited nihilism and of churlish pessimism. But neither a deluge nor an absence of drugs makes a ...
physician, nor do they contribute, per se, to the welfare of a single individual or of the community. The first indication in therapeutics is a correct diagnosis. The most efiicient treatment is local, and the cause, seat and essence of a morbid process should be known, or at least sought for. Many a diagnosis at the present time is still simply symptomatic, though less so than in bygone times. Half a century ago, or less, symptoms like paralysis, convulsions, dropsy, or jaundice were considered full-fledged and sufficiently scientific diagnoses; to-day even chlorosis, pernicious anaemia, diabetes, epilepsy, and many others require etiological differentiation to be understood and appropriately treated.
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Date of publication: 13/01/2011
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