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April 4, 1896

Treatise on the Diseases of Infancy and Childhood.

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By J. Lewis Smith, M.D., Clinical Professor of Diseases of Children in the Bellevue Hospital Medical College, New York. New (8th) edition, thoroughly revised and rewritten and much enlarged. Handsome octavo of 983 pages, with 273 illustrations and 4 full-page plates. Cloth, $4.50; leather, $5.50. Lea Brothers & Co., New York and Philadelphia. 1896.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(14):688. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430660040017

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For more than a quarter of a century Smith's diseases of children has been a standard book of reference, and a text-book. In advanced age, and with ripened judgment, the distinguished author has revised the book, and this eighth edition the reader will find quite up to date. Dr. Smith has always been a safe counselor and a conservative one. This characteristic is as apparent now as in the early editions. In regard to the Roux antitoxin treatment of diphtheria, after mentioning the established remedies, he says: "The remedies which we have mentioned are in my opinion the most efficacious and safest of those which pharmacy has heretofore furnished, but a new remedy, known as 'antitoxin,' has been so highly extolled by many eminent physicians as a remedy for diphtheria, that this new remedy demands attention if not employment, wherever this fatal malady occurs." The author then quotes at length

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