October 14, 1922

Management of the Sick Infant.

Author Affiliations

By Langley Porter, B.S., M.D., M.R.C.S., Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of California Medical School, and William E. Carter, M.D., Assistant in Pediatrics and Chief of Out Patient Department, University of California Medical School. Cloth. Price, $7.50. Pp. 654, with 54 illustrations. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1922.

JAMA. 1922;79(16):1356-1357. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640160076041

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The authors have limited the scope of their work to the needs of the sick infant. They describe minutely the dietetic and therapeutic measures indicated in the many minor and major pathologic conditions distinctive of infancy. The book is written in three parts. Part One, which is divided into ten chapters, discusses the most important symptoms encountered, inclusive of their treatment, as vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhage, fever, cough, pain and tenderness convulsions and syncopes. In this section the most common nutritional disturbances and their management are reviewed. Part Two, in ten chapters, covers the more frequent malformations, infections and other disturbances of the respiratory and digestive tracts, the diseases of the heart and circulation, and those of the blood and the lymphatic, nervous, genitourinary and osseous systems. The final chapters are devoted to the diseases of the skin, the glands of internal secretion, and chronic and acute infections. The general

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