Book Reviews
February 1933

Le kala-azar infantile.

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By Dr. Paul Giraud. Price, 30 francs. Pp. 79, with 12 illustrations and 1 colored plate. Paris: Gaston Doin, 1932.

Am J Dis Child. 1933;45(2):455. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1933.01950150228017

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In this monograph Dr. Giraud presents in an excellent manner his study of kala-azar occurring in infants of the Mediterranean countries. The author bases his statements on his own personal experience with eighty-six cases of this disease, as well as on the observations of other outstanding workers in this field. The entire subject is covered completely and systematically. The epidemiology is considered first, followed by a clinical study which reveals an intimate knowledge of the manifestations of the illness. Prognostic signs and diagnostic procedures are discussed in detail. The pathologic anatomy of kala-azar was written in collaboration with Dr. Claudiére. Treatment with the salts of antimony and other adjuvant measures is described thoroughly and practically. The reading of this valuable monograph by all physicians practicing in countries where kala-azar occurs would undoubtedly cause more widespread recognition and diagnosis, as well as better results in treatment. Among the patients treated by

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