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Book Reviews
June 1927


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By ALAN BROWN, M.D., and FREDERICK F. TISDALL, M.S., M.D. Pp. 259. Price, $4.00. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, Ltd., 1926.

Am J Dis Child. 1927;33(6):1034-1035. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1927.04130180169018

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This book is simply what the name implies. It starts out with a description of history taking and physical examination followed by a chapter on infant feeding, which goes into the question more thoroughly than would be expected from the title of the book. The general ideas followed do not differ materially from those used in other places in this country and in Canada. This is followed by a chapter on the preschool and adolescent child. The first part of the chapter deals largely with diet and is practical, especially the various recipes and diet lists. The latter part of this long chapter, however, deals with formation of habits, and to the reviewer seems rather inappropriate in a book of this kind. It has, however, practical application for treating the child in the home. The chapter, "Diagnostic and Therapeutic Measures," is short. The description of parenteral administration of fluids is

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