Book Reviews
June 1927


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By MAX SEHAM and GRETE SEHAM. Pp. 329, with sixteen illustrations. Price, $2.00. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1926.

Am J Dis Child. 1927;33(6):1034. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1927.04130180169017

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This book is intended primarily for lay readers, and particularly for parents or for those having to do directly with the care of children. It might, however, be read with profit by all practicing physicians, especially by those dealing with children.

The subject of fatigue is well presented, and no one could read the book without being impressed with the importance of fatigue as an unfavorable influence in the life of children. Throughout the book the authors stress the individual child and, although the general principles are unenunciated, the application of these principles to the individual is clearly emphasized. The definition of a normal child is ideal but probably is attained in every detail by few children.

The description of fatigue is clearcut; it portrays the picture vividly and is in sufficient detail to include all of its manifestations.

The diagnosis of fatigue by the questionnaire method is described in

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