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July 18, 1908

Treatment of Diseases of Children.

JAMA. 1908;LI(3):239. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540030061016

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Abstract

This is a small book, necessarily superficial and therefore unsatisfactory. There is too little detail, so important in the management of infants and children. For example, only sixteen pages are devoted to the important subject of infant feeding. But while this lack of detail applies to the book as a whole, there are exceptions in certain parts of the work Considerable attention, for instance, is devoted to the apparently trivial subject of a "cold in the head," with a view to preventing the establishment of a chronic rhinitis and the development of adenoids. Apropos of the latter subject, we can not agree with the author that in a considerable number of cases operated on there is a recurrence of the growths. The "let alone" treatment of pneumonia is much to be commended, as is also the surgical treatment of empyema. We regret, however, to see no mention of the "colony"

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