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November 1940

Kinderheilkunde—Lehrbuch für Ärtzte und Studenten.

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By Prof. Dr. Franz Hamburger and Prof. Dr. Richard Priesel. Price, paper, 24 marks, bound 26.40 marks. Pp. 606, with no illustrations. Vienna: Franz Deuticker, 1940.

Am J Dis Child. 1940;60(5):1232-1233. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.02000050216018

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This pediatric textbook in German has been written primarily for the general practitioner and makes no pretense of being as exhaustive as the average pediatric textbook. It aims particularly to describe the practical points and the management and treatment of the conditions depicted. Its style is different from that of any medical textbook in German I have ever read, in that it is sometimes almost conversational. There is not the usual joining of fact on fact to complete the consideration of any given subject. This approach is not reserved for the psychologic but is also used in the consideration of the common pediatric conditions.

The book has been divided into two main portions. The first consists of a general discussion of pathology, diagnosis and treatment with respect to the various systems of the body in childhood. The second is the discussion referring specifically to individual diseases.

Certain of the chapters

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