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This book was written, its author declares, not from a theoretical but from a practical standpoint. Special effort, he states, has been made to bring the book thoroughly up to date. All of the important matters included in this very important branch of medicine have been treated, especial attention being paid to such subjects as infant mortality, heredity, environment, puberty, fresh air, and diseases of the liver, spleen and thymus glands, all of which, in view of their increasing importance to the practical physician, have been allotted separate chapters.
In a work so comprehensive in scope, it is naturally difficult to present the facts with the clearness and coherence required for complete understanding. The chapter on infant mortality and general statistics contains sixteen pages of statistical information, quoted from numerous authors. These are loosely collected, somewhat difficult to read and more difficult to follow. The author, moreover, has drawn no
Diseases of Children.. JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(17):1282-1283. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270040270036