By Giuseppe Mazzini. Price, 80 lire. Pp. 363, with 297 illustrations. Milan: Ulrico Hoepli, 1933.
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This book is a fascinating collection by an Italian pediatrician of pictures depicting the infant and child. It contains 297 reproductions of masterpieces of some of the world's great artists, ancient, medieval and modern. The book is divided into two parts, one dealing with the well child, the other with the sick child. In part one the child is seen at birth, at feeding, at play and in various emotional states. In part two there are sections dealing with the endocrine disorders, diseases of the skin and parasitic diseases, respiratory disorders, contagious diseases and death.
The pictures raise the interest by their varied appeal: some cause one to enthuse over the happiness of childhood; others impress by the pathos of the subject, and several are especially interesting because of their humorous aspects.
To one who does not understand Italian the book is worth while for its pictures alone. To one
Il bambino nell'arte visto da un medico.. Am J Dis Child. 1934;47(3):712-713. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960100238026