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July 1933

Holt's Diseases of Infancy and Childhood.

Am J Dis Child. 1933;46(1):230-231. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1933.01960010240024

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In the preface to the tenth edition of this well known textbook, the authors state that their aim has been to incorporate the newer facts and points of view in pediatrics without sacrificing the clear and concise style which has characterized the book in the past. In this purpose they have succeeded admirably. The entire revision has been thoroughly brought up to date, and every subject is presented directly and to the point. The illustrations are distinct and well chosen. The bibliography listed at the end of each chapter is a valuable addition to this revision.

In the presentation of disease processes, the basic principles receive adequate emphasis. In reading this textbook the medical student who is beginning his study of pediatrics will not be confused by a mass of detail and wordy, tedious discussions. Considerations of therapy are rational and sound. No drug is advised unless there is a

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