Some five years ago the Commonwealth Fund financed a study of pneumonia in Massachusetts. This booklet summarizes in a clinical way the results of this work.
The volume is an engaging monograph, clearly written, well printed and illustrated with simple diagrams. One unfamiliar with technic learns how to type pneumonia sputum by the Newfeld method, how to test a patient for sensitivity to serum and how best to administer antipneumococcus serum in properly selected cases. One learns of the expected results of the modern treatment of pneumonia. In Massachusetts during the last five years, patients with pneumonia, infected with type I or type II Pneumococcus, whose condition was recognized early and who received serum as quickly as possible fared well, on the whole.
A book of this character, so convenient for physicians and medical students to read and so full of common ungarnished sense is almost certain to be universally