April 1955

Textbook of Pediatrics.

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Edited by W. E. Nelson, M.D. Ed. 6. Price, $15.00. Pp. 1581, with 487 illustrations. W. B. Saunders Company, 218 W. Washington Sq., Philadelphia 5; 7 Grape St., Shaftesbury Ave., London, W.C. 2, 1954.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1955;95(4):630-631. doi:10.1001/archinte.1955.00250100136019

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Here is a book which will be of great interest and utility to both pediatricians and internists. The reviewer, Dr. Frederick G. Scovel, Professor and Head of the Department of Internal Medicine, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Punjab, India, made the following comments in regard to the sections which interested him particularly.

P. S. R.

Parasitic diseases:  The author presents a helpful and significant statement to the effect that freezing of meat destroys the encysted forms of Filaria, Taenia, and hydatid disease. The article on flukes gives a good survey of the clinical forms. There is very little reference to the incidence of parasitic disease outside the U. S. The toxicity of centipede stings may be correctly stated for those in the U. S., but it is an understatement for those in Asia and Africa. Possibly the opposite is true for the assessment of scorpion bites.

Protozoan diseases:  This is the

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