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Book Review
March 1924

LE DISPENSAIRE MARIN. UN ORGANISME NOUVEAU DE PUERICULTURE.

Am J Dis Child. 1924;27(3):296. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1924.01920090101009

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Abstract

This rather bulky volume does not carry conviction. The use of sea water in the treatment of infants may be excellent, but we do not feel that the author has proved his point. In discussing his cases, the author does not seem to have used true standards for comparison and, therefore, his conclusions are of doubtful value. For example, he compares the rate of growth of a sick infant, under sea water therapy, with the rate of growth of a normal child of the same age, instead of comparing it with the growth of similar sick infants who had no treatment or who had other standard forms of therapy.

The author repeats himself often, and the book is filled with much extraneous material.

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