Umsturz und Aufbau der Pratkischen Medizin. Volume II, Part 1. Volume III, Part 2.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1931;47(1):164-165. doi:10.1001/archinte.1931.00140190175022.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


These two parts of the large work come mainly under the category of medical curiosities and special pleading. The author is a practicing ophthalmologist. The subtitle of the first pamphlet reads "The Crowning (Entthronung) of Bacteriology Through the Biophysics of the Atmosphere: Meteorology as the Basis of Physical Therapy; Medicine in the Service of Aeronautics." The dependence of living processes on the atmospheric pressure, the oxygen of the atmosphere and, in part, the temperature is now fairly well understood. To be sure, we do not yet know the mechanism of the poisonous effect of high oxygen tension, but the author appears to go far afield in his endeavor to correlate atmospheric changes with all types of disease processes.

The second pamphlet is largely one of special pleading for what appears to be a proprietary drug, and more than two thirds of the pamphlet is taken up with tables and cases


Sign In to Access Full Content

Don't have Access?

Register and get free email Table of Contents alerts, saved searches, PowerPoint downloads, CME quizzes, and more

Subscribe for full-text access to content from 1998 forward and a host of useful features

Activate your current subscription (AMA members and current subscribers)

Purchase Online Access to this article for 24 hours

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview





Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).
Submit a Comment


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign In to Access Full Content

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.