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October 1926


Am J Dis Child. 1926;32(4):639-640. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1926.04130100159018

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This is the third volume of Clinical Pediatrics by this author, the two preceding ones being on Respiratory Disease and Circulatory Disease. The present volume treats especially the clinical features resulting from endocrine disturbances, almost half the text being taken up with a discussion of thyroid disturbances and diabetes. In addition, are treated the various statural hypertrophies, obesity, "hypotrophies," in which are included hypoplasia and atrophy, with a chapter on chronic arthritis and fragile bones in infancy.

The plan of considering each subject as, for example, myxedema, is to give first, a most complete and detailed report of the clinical examination of one or more typical cases with photographs, roentgenograms, charts, anthropometric measurements, blood studies, etc. Then the various deviations from the normal in these cases are discussed and correlated with a final general résumé of the condition and the therapy.

The volume offers an unusually complete collection of clinical

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