Book Reviews
July 1943

Therapeutics of Infancy and Childhood.

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Edited by Drs. Harry R. Litchfield and Leon H. Dembo. Price, $32. Four volumes and desk index volume. Over 600 illustrations, with 38 plates in full colors. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company, 1942.

Am J Dis Child. 1943;66(1):100-101. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1943.02010190107016

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This four volume (plus one index volume) system of therapeutics of infancy and childhood is a beautifully printed and illustrated treatise. Many of the colored illustrations are remarkably good and evidently are from photographs.

The names of many of the contributors are not as impressive as one might desire for an authoritative treatise of this magnitude. The whole field of therapy is covered in the 4,000 pages of text, even such adjuvants as drug legislation and patent medicine. There is an extensive chapter on sulfonamide drugs, and detailed instructions are given for paracentesis of various body cavities and for administration of oxygen. Parenteral administration of fluids, physical therapy and fever therapy are among other subjects covered. Radio therapy is likewise given detailed consideration, and there are chapters on therapy with respect to various diseases and systems of the body. The conception of the book is broad, and the whole treatise

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