Book Reviews
April 1934

Zur Pathogenese, Klinik und Systematik der frühkindlichen Lungenentzündungen, in Beihefte zu Jahrbuch für Kinderheilkunde, Heft 32.

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By Dr. Alfred Wiskott. Price, 12 marks. Pp. 163, with 55 illustrations. Berlin: S. Karger, 1932.

Am J Dis Child. 1934;47(4):938. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960110221028

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This carefully prepared review by Wiskott includes 297 cases of pneumonia in early life, collected over a period of five years, and completely investigated clinically, pathologically and roentgenologically. The material was studied at the University Children's Clinic at Munich.

In the introduction, the various classifications of pneumonia and the recent work of Lauche, Nassau and L. F. Meyer are reviewed. The author divides the pneumonias of early childhood into three groups. The first he terms the "primitive forms." In this group he discusses the peribronchial type and the miliary type. Under the second subhead, the pneumonias of a "maturer type" are considered. His final division includes "mature" pneumonias. Here he discusses the early croupous type. A chapter is devoted to the influence of maternal immune bodies on neonatal pneumonia and the pneumonias occurring within the first three months of life.

This little pamphlet is well illustrated, containing roentgenograms, charts and

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