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indiscriminate procreation of the mentally imnperfect, tlhe miorally depraved, and the physically weak, then the end of the nation is in sight, our country wvill soon be at the mercy of less sentimental peoples, and our civilisation reduced, like that of ancient Greece and pompous Rome, to a mere name in history. S. SIMMs, Hon. Secretary. Ben Vista, Antrim Road, Belfast. REVIEWS MODERN MEDICAL TREATMENT. By E. Bellingham-Smith, M.D., F.R.C.P., and Anthony Feiling, M.D., F.R.C.P. London: Cassell & Co., Ltd., 1931. Vol. I, pp. 701; vol. II, pp. 705. 30s. net the two volumes. THE appearance of two fair-sized volumes of a work on Modern Medical Treatment reminds us of the rapid development of this subject in recent years. No longer do we confine treatment to good food and nursing with the inward exhibition of a drug. Heliotherapy, actinotherapy, hydrology, and electrotherapy all have a place, while endocrines, vitamins, antigens, and anti- toxins have each found its practical application. This book discusses all these forms of treatment from an eminently rational point of view. Older methods which have long proved their value are discussed, whilst only those newer methods have been recommended that have been found useful in the personal experience of the authors. If a method has been tried and found wanting, they do not hesitate to say so, and it is just this personal touch throughout the book that makes it of such great value to the busy practitioner. The book is interestingly written, and characterised throughout by a sanity and breadth of vision seldom found in a work of this kind. THE COMMONER NERVOUS DISEASES. By Frederick J. Nattrass,- M.D., F.R.C.P. London: Milford, Oxford University Press, 1931. pp. 218; 15 figs.; 2 plates. 12s. 6d. net. THE busy practitioner owes a debt of gratitude to the Oxford University Press for the publication of this very readable book. Written for the general practitioner rather- than the specialist, it contains only the essentials of what is acknowledged to b

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