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There is no branch of the practice of medicine of more importance than that which pertains to the management of children and the diseases to which they are subject. The physician who makes himself master of pediatrics will have a knowledge that will reach the heart, and assist him in obtaining the confidence of the most important member of the average family—the mother—and thus be the greatest aid in successfully establishing himself in the opinions of those who can make or mar his success. This is realized by every practitioner after a few years' practice—but often too late. The work before us is one that is a pleasure to recommend to those who desire a book to aid them in obtaining this knowledge. It is scientific, it is practical and will be found as helpful to the "busy practitioner" as to the student.
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Pediatrics. The Hygienic and Medical Treatment of Children. JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(23):1547. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470490045021