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March 27, 1937

Diseases of Infancy and Childhood

JAMA. 1937;108(13):1138. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780130122024

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There seem to be so many books dealing with the diseases of children that this one must be examined regarding its justification. It is neither a handbook nor a large reference work. According to the author it represents the clinical teaching and lectures on pediatrics given in the children's department and postgraduate courses at King's College Hospital. As stated by Dr. G. F. Still in the foreword, "It carries not merely the stock-in-trade of every medical textbook but the fruit of personal experience; so that opinions expressed have been checked by clinical observation, and as such are of solid worth." He further states "It is the function of such a book as this to keep us abreast of recent developments and particularly of the latest methods available for helping children in their time of sickness." The book is unusually well illustrated for one of its size, which alone should commend

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