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April 1933

Kinderärztliche Technik.

Am J Dis Child. 1933;45(4):925-926. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1933.01950170239021

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In this manual all of the technical procedures which a physician may employ in the medical care of infants and children are concisely and clearly described. There are twelve chapters, each dealing with the diagnostic and therapeutic methods used in a certain part or system of the body. For example, chapter I deals with the technic of procedures on the stomach and bowel, such as the various kinds of tube feedings, gastric lavage and rectal administration of fluids. Chapter II describes measures employed in the upper respiratory passages, such as tracheal catheterization, intubation, suction treatment and inhalations. The intrathoracic procedures include intracardiac injections, aspiration of the pericardial and pleural cavities and artificial pneumothorax. Intraperitoneal injections and aspirations are thoroughly covered. The description of various methods of withdrawing and administering blood to infants and children is especially valuable, because it involves problems peculiar to pediatric practice. Intradermal methods, including the tuberculin,

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