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August 1921


Am J Dis Child. 1921;22(2):221. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1921.04120020118011

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There is much in the book of general interest. The style is good: the reader's interest is held, and the book is a distinct addition to the class of handbooks now being written for the use of practitioners. The author has decided views on the different subjects presented, and does not hesitate to state concisely that which he thinks should be the treatment selected. Such dogmatic statements readily permit of discussion, therefore, the book is open to criticism. However, as the author makes clear in the preface that he is presenting the methods used in his own practice, we can find fault with a type of book which prevents a freer discussion of different methods. There is so much that is sound, that even though one may differ very decidedly regarding some of the lines of treatment laid down, the subject, as a whole, is very well presented.

The American

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