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In this edition of Marfan's treatise on diseases of infancy there is a masterly and well ordered presentation of such subjects as the history of French pediatrics, the general characteristics of early infancy, growth, mortality and nutrition. The author also presents a practical discussion of clinical methods, including outlines for use in history taking and physical examination. Modern procedures of prophylaxis of the acute infectious diseases are described, including a summary of the important facts concerning the chief infectious diseases of childhood and methods of prophylaxis. There is a particularly well written chapter on prematurity, including the etiology, characteristic pathology and pathologic physiology as well as the modern technic employed in caring for premature infants. Prevailing theories on the origin of icterus in the new-born, as well as a consideration of pathologic types, such as obstructive, infectious, bronze hematuric and grave familial icterus, are discussed at some length. The question
Cliniques des maladies de la première enfance.. JAMA. 1932;98(1):73. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730270077036