Book Reviews
January 1934

The Diseases of Infants and Children.

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By J. P. Crozier Griffith and A. Graeme Mitchell. Third edition. Pp. 1,155, with 280 figures and 73 tables. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1933.

Am J Dis Child. 1934;47(1):254. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960080263021

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The third edition of this standard work has been condensed into one volume. It is quite remarkable how the authors have been able to do this by a condensation of sentences and an elimination of material that could be spared without loss. In the reviewer's opinion the value of the book has been greatly increased. It has always been one of the most authoritative and complete of textbooks, and it is now in a character to meet the needs of the medical student or busy practitioner. There is no need to outline the contents of the book. It contains a complete résumé of pediatric practice. Its principal value lies in its thoroughness, completeness, readability and authoritative character. The references are brought well up to date, and are collected at the end of each chapter. The book is beautifully bound and printed, and the photographs are excellent and well produced.

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