Book Reviews
August 1924


Author Affiliations

By F. Oehlecker, Berlin and Vienna, Urban and Schwarzenberg, 1924.

Am J Dis Child. 1924;28(2):263. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1924.04120200133014

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As the author states in the text, this book is written for the purpose of serving as a guide to the practitioner whose judgment is so often hampered and biased by the many publications which one-sidedly advance the benefits of special methods of treatment.

The pathologic section contains a clear and concise description of the tissue changes, as well as a clear discussion of the bacteriologic aspects.

In the diagnoses the clinical syndromes are given due prominence. Tuberculin reaction, as well as the guinea-pig and other diagnostic tests are discussed on the basis of the large personal experience and the keen judgment of the author.

In the discussion of the general treatment heliotherapy is given a large space. The discussion of theories and principles of this type of treatment offers very interesting and instructive reading.

The author also goes at some length into the discussion of the artificial light treatment,

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