Book Reviews
June 1940

Pediatrics and Pediatric Nursing.

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By A. Graeme Mitchell, M.D., Echo K. Upham, R.N., and Elgie M. Wallinger, R.N. Price, $3.00. Pp. 575, with 83 illustrations. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1939.

Am J Dis Child. 1940;59(6):1394. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.01990170230018

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The reader will find the arrangement of the material in this book convenient. The authors have divided it into such units as "Physical and Mental Growth and Development," "Nutrition," "Diseases of the Newborn" and "Diseases of Several Body Systems."

The many excellent illustrations, graphs and tables will undoubtedly benefit the pediatric student. The comments and summary at the end of each chapter help the reader to bear in mind the most important and outstanding points.

The chapter on "Mortality and Morbidity," followed by the one on "Prevention of Disease," seems significant and particularly valuable to the pediatric nurse.

Although the mental and emotional development of infants and children is discussed in the first unit, there is no interpretation of the facts, which have considerable significance in the nursing care of children. If instead of discussing "Theories of Behavior" and "Laws of Genetics" which really belong in other textbooks, the authors

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