By WILLIAM PALMER LUCAS, M.D., LL.D. Price, $8.50. Pp. 922, with 133 illustrations. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1927.
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In this volume the author has deviated from the usual arrangement found in other textbooks in pediatrics. Whether this innovation is an advantage or not must be determined by the individual reader. The text is divided into two parts: one entitled "Infancy" and the other, "Childhood." It is doubtful if this division has any advantage, as many of the subjects that appear under the one division appear also in the other, and this detracts from the work as one of reference, particularly for the physician who is not a pediatrician or the medical student who may not look up the subject in the two divisions and who may thereby not obtain the full information on a subject that may be completely treated in the text. Nor is the division consistent; for example, the author considers infancy as the period of life from 1 year to 6 years, and yet in
THE MODERN PRACTICE OF PEDIATRICS.. Am J Dis Child. 1927;34(2):321-322. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1927.04130200165015