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August 16, 1941

Lectures on Diseases of Children

JAMA. 1941;117(7):574. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820330078031

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This edition has been revised and brought up to date by Dr. Alan Moncrieff. The chapters on infant feeding and artificial feeding are entirely new. The chapter on digestive disorders of infancy has been revised, and there has been extensive change in the chapter on behavior problems in childhood. As originally constituted, this book consisted of lectures delivered as a systematic course in pediatrics. As such it expressed one man's views and was necessarily to some extent dogmatic in character. It is the opinion of the reviewer that, in the revision of the book by the co-author, other views and a limited citation of the literature might have benefited the student for whom the book is intended. This is a pedagogic question which must be answered by the individual teacher according to the previous preparation and advancement of the student body. The book is excellently illustrated and well printed, has

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