By John Thomson, M.D., LL.D., F.R.C.P., Consulting Physician to the Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Sick Children. Fourth edition. Cloth. Price, 30 shillings net. Pp. 912, with 258 illustrations. Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1925.
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The usefulness of this book has been greatly enhanced in this edition. Much material of value and interest has been added. New sections have been introduced on the home care of blind, deaf and crippled children, exudative diathesis, and erythredema, as well as a discussion of minor subjects such as cephalic bruits, pyknolepsy and hypertelorism, recently described by Grieg. Throughout, little is said about pathology, so that the author has been able to devote more space to clinical methods, symptoms and descriptions of those diseases which are peculiar to children and show characteristic symptoms when they occur in early life. A valuable feature of the text lies in the references given to the papers in the periodical literature, from which the author has drawn many facts and suggestions. The portions on the examination of the child, the skin, the nervous system, and the functional nervous disorders are well written and
The Clinical Study and Treatment of Sick Children.. JAMA. 1926;86(15):1154. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670410050036