By Wilburt C. Davison, M.A., D.Sc., M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Duke University School of Medicine. Adaptation of the Title Page of The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton, 1653. Cloth. Price, $3.75. Various pagination. Durham, N. C.: Duke University Press, 1934.
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This author has audited pediatrics. He has published his statement in the form of a modified thesaurus, encyclopedia, index and telephone directory combined. The material within the individual chapters is arranged alphabetically. Each subject is a serially numbered section with black faced title, all caps subtitles, first letter caps for subdivisions, lower case letters for supporting material, and daggers, dashes and asterisks to designate the frequency of a symptom or disease, besides small black faced material, numbered and lettered subheads, tabulations, prescriptions and recipes. The chapters include first a short but explicit road map type of description telling how to use the book. Then follow chapters on symptoms and signs, diseases, differential diagnosis and treatment, preventive measures, administration of fluids and blood, feeding and special diets, drugs and prescriptions and finally laboratory methods. The pages are not numbered. For greater facility in using the book as a rapid fire reference
The Compleat Pediatrician: Practical, Diagnostic, Therapeutic and Preventive Pediatrics for the Use of Medical Students, Internes, General Practitioners, and Pediatricians. JAMA. 1935;104(14):1269. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760140073028