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The first edition of this volume by the late L. Emmett Holt appeared in 1897. Subsequent editions were revised by John Howland; the present edition was prepared by L. Emmett Holt Jr. and Rustin McIntosh. In the present revision the authors have endeavored as much as possible to retain the personal opinions and attitudes of the original authors. They supplement the text with a bibliography and add much material on pathogenesis. So extensive have been advances in the field of nutrition, the blood and allergy and also on some of the infectious diseases and on endocrinology that certain sections have been rewritten completely and extensive revisions made in others. Perhaps a dozen associates have been called on by the authors for the revision of some of the special sections of this book. Its usefulness is manifest from its record of sales.
Holt's Diseases of Infancy and Childhood: A Textbook for the Use of Students and Practitioners. JAMA. 1937;108(14):1208. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780140064032