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April 6, 1935

The Practitioners Library of Medicine and Surgery

JAMA. 1935;104(14):1272. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760140076043

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Since pediatrics is essentially internal medicine as applied to the child, much of the material in this book duplicates information already made available in some of the previous volumes of this excellent system. However, the approach to each of the subjects is made from a special point of view and the studies are necessarily chosen from the field concerned. The volume is therefore a most useful one and constitutes virtually a textbook on pediatrics written particularly with the general practitioner in mind. The various chapters concern the development of the child and its hygiene, nutrition and diets, and thereafter a consideration of the diseases of the child classified according to the body system and organs, proceeding then to discussions of the various infectious diseases, and concluding with poisoning and worm infestation. This volume, more than previous contributions, lacks adequate illustration. It is, however, excellent in its discussions and quite up

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