Book Reviews
January 1931


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By F. S. SMYTH and E. I. M. IRVINE-JONES. Cloth. Price, $2.50. Pp. 212. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1930.

Am J Dis Child. 1931;41(1):219. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1931.01940070226028

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This book is a brief description of the methods for the study and treatment of disease in children. It is divided into two parts. Part I deals with diagnosis. Especial points of pediatric value are given in the history and physical examination. The laboratory diagnosis gives a brief but workable description of practically all the tests of value. Part II deals with therapy. The chapter on dietetics could have been made of greater value if the metric system had not been used throughout. This rather handicaps it as a book for rapid reference for the practicing pediatrician. Biologic therapy and physical therapy are well discussed. The material on drug therapy contains a good table of dosages and some good suggestions for various diseases. A chapter each is devoted to the introduction of fluid into sick children and procedures such as lavage, gavage and lumbar and cistern puncture. The chapter on

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