Book Reviews
September 1932

Précis de thérapeutique infantile.

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By L. Babonneix. Price, 55 francs. Pp. 508, with 56 figures. Paris: Masson & Cie, 1932.

Am J Dis Child. 1932;44(3):694. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1932.01950100211016

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Under chemical medications the author has given a concise pharmacologic description of the chemical substances used in pediatrics. This includes properties, indications for use, toxicology, indications, use and dosage. These are given alphabetically and are cross-indexed as to properties. This description is followed by physical medications, which include hydrotherapy and climatotherapy, actinotherapy, electricity, the x-rays and radium and physical education. Of particular interest is an alphabetical list of the principal health and water resorts in France. Each resort is discussed as to climate, altitude, hydrology, indications for treatments given, methods of employing them and accessory cures. Biologic medication includes organotherapy, serotherapy, vaccinotherapy, bacteriotherapy and protein therapy. This section also includes spinal puncture, ventricular puncture and sinus and jugular puncture.

The second part of the book deals with the treatment of the diseases of children. These are taken up by systems and include a thorough discussion of the various standard treatments.

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