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May 1934

Traité de médecine des enfants. Volume I.

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By P. Nobécourt, L. Babonneix, J. Cathala and J. Hutinel. Price, 170 francs. Pp. 884, with illustrations. Paris: Masson & Cie, 1933.

Am J Dis Child. 1934;47(5):1171. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960120229022

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Abstract

This beautifully bound and published book is the first volume of a system of pediatrics in the French language. The introduction contains a short history of French pediatrics, with portraits and illustrations from art of pediatric subjects, a most interesting addition to any book.

The body of the work starts with a chapter "Normal Growth," which is detailed and up to date. The striking feature of this volume is the next chapter and the ones following it, which have to do with disturbances of growth. This is taken up in a way quite different from that in which the subject is considered in this country and contains much material on disturbances associated with changes in the ductless glands. These chapters are most interesting, well prepared and well illustrated.

The next chapters take up the question of malnutrition and overnutrition and are written in the same comprehensive fashion. Next comes a

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