Book Reviews
October 1926


Author Affiliations

By G. BLECHMANN, formerly Chief of Clinic at the Hospital for Sick Children, Paris. Ed. 1. 8 Place de l'Odéon, Paris: G. Doin and Co., 1926.

Am J Dis Child. 1926;32(4):639. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1926.04130100159017

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This small paper-bound volume of 150 pages does not warrant a long review. In the preface, which is written by Dr. Noir, it is stated that the pediatrician must be an artist as well as a student, and he must be able to utilize knowledge most efficiently. The book then proceeds in short chapters, which deal largely with drug therapy of various disorders such as tetany, enterocolitis, convulsions, impetigo, pertussis and the like.

In miscellaneous chapters scattered throughout the book in an aimless manner, are notes on bathing, condensed milk, preparation of vegetable soups, mercurial inunctions, the use of calomel and a number of other subjects. The reviewer feels that this book has little value, certainly to the American pediatrician.

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