By J. P. Crozer Griffith, M.D., Ph.D. With 436 illustrations, including 20 plates in colors. Two volumes. Philadelphia and London, W. B. Saunders Company, 1921.
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The author has made many clinical contributions of high merit to pediatric literature. He combines a rich personal experience with a very unusual knowledge of literature. It is to be regretted that, in part, the illustrations are not very good. The colored plates, however, are excellent. A detailed review of this rather comprehensive work would take too much space and is not necessary, as it can be recommended very highly to the pediatrician. Some features might, perhaps, be altered to advantage. The position of infantile atrophy and malnutrition between scurvy and rheumatism is strange. The chapter on the mechanism of suckling should, perhaps, call attention to the fact that the infant need not suspend respiration when swallowing, the larynx protruding into the pharynx, permitting the milk to run around it into the esophagus. The author prefers rather numerous nursings, but without great insistence. One important feature in favor of a
THE DISEASES OF INFANTS AND CHILDREN. Am J Dis Child. 1921;22(3):328. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1921.04120030107010