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This book "has not been written with a view to supplying the needs of the specialist in children's diseases."... This statement, in the preface, is perhaps the one more worthy of criticism than any other in the book, for few, indeed, are the pediatricians who will not profit by a study of its pages, so thorough and painstaking is the attention to minute details, on the careful carrying out of which depends success in the practice of pediatrics. This characteristic runs throughout the book and the physician will find given minute directions for the child's general hygiene and diet in health, as well as for his care in illness. The author strikes the keynote in naming as the chief requisite for the successful practice among infants and children the education of the mother. The necessity of intelligent home cooperation can not be overestimated. The necessity of proper growth and development
Treatment of Diseases of Children.. JAMA. 1907;XLIX(25):2107. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530250059021