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August 14, 1926


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By Various Authors. Edited by Isaac A. Abt, Professor of Diseases of Children, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago. Volume VIII and Index Volume. Cloth. Price, $10. Index volume gratis. Pp. 1102, with 388 illustrations. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1926.

JAMA. 1926;87(7):512. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680070058031

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The appearance of the eighth volume and the index of the Abt Pediatrics concludes the publication of a monumental contribution to this field. The volume under consideration is devoted largely to special topics. The section on diseases of the skin is edited by Dr. O. S. Ormsby, in association with other western dermatologists. This section comprises 267 pages, and constitutes a textbook in itself. It is furthermore fully illustrated, and should be of great value to pediatricians who are constantly consulted concerning eruptions of the skin of infants. Dr. George E. Shambaugh contributes the section on diseases of the ear in childhood, placing the most emphasis, naturally, on otitis media and mastoiditis. Every well informed pediatrician now realizes that many fevers, convulsions or other disorders of infancy are the result of middle ear infections. Dr. Casey A. Wood, now retired from practice and investigating the eyes of birds in Tibet,

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