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July 28, 1928

Treatment of Disease in Infants and Children.

JAMA. 1928;91(4):275. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700040057046

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Few textbooks in English deal solely with the treatment of disease in children. Those studying pediatrics are forced to rely on the material presented in the usual textbooks for therapy. In this book are collected those therapeutic measures which are strongly indicated and which really appear necessary for the successful treatment of various diseases. Only methods and drugs that the author has found of value in his broad experience are considered. Dietetic measures are of course given most consideration, while medicinal treatment is considered secondarily. The diseases are taken up in the usual textbook fashion, with a chapter on general therapy at the beginning followed by a discussion of the nutritional disturbances. In this portion the author describes exactly the steps the practitioner should take in the disorder in question, and this procedure will be helpful to the practicing physician. In the last chapter are presented formulas and recipes for

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