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October 14, 1933

Diseases of Infancy and Childhood.

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By Leonard G. Parsons, M.D., F.R.C.P., Professor of Diseases of Children in the University of Birmingham, and Seymour Barling, C.M.G., F.R.C.S., Professor of Surgery in the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England. In two volumes. Cloth. Price, $25 per set. Pp. 1798, with illustrations. New York & London: Oxford University Press, 1933.

JAMA. 1933;101(16):1260. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740410062032

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The scope of this work is rather ambitious, as it attempts to cover in two volumes the medical as well as the surgical aspects of the diseases of infancy and childhood. The authors have attempted to delete all tedious and wordy discussions, but in a book of this type it is difficult to maintain the proper balance of subjects. The editors have succeeded fairly well, considering their task. The contributors have been carefully selected and are well qualified to write on their respective subjects. A few Canadian and American pediatricians appear in the list of contributors. E. A. Park and Martha Eliot have written the chapter on rickets, and Shipley covers the chapter on scurvy. The list of English contributors is impressive, and only a few of the better known men are omitted. The discussions for the most part are direct and concise. When disease processes are discussed, only such

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