[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 174.129.163.89. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Book Reviews
July 1926

DISEASES OF CHILDREN.

Am J Dis Child. 1926;32(1):160-162. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1926.04130070169016

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

For a book to go through twelve editions may be regarded in itself as prima facie evidence of its merit. Hesitation to recommend it unreservedly to the student and to the practitioner is due to rather numerous shortcomings, some of which may be pointed out here.

Under "Arsenic" on page 14, the author states "children of the upper classes, who, like their parents, are much more sensitive to medication than are hospital patients (a physiological fact of which there is no doubt, and of very wide bearing indeed)." It is possible that such a statement is correct, but if we take into consideration the individual variations in reactions to drugs and the inability of changing such action objectively in many instances, we must object most seriously to such ex cathedra statements without references to actual data.

The observation that in some new-born infants an increase of coagulation and bleeding times

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×