Book Reviews
June 1944

Rheumatic Fever in Children, Its Recognition and Management.

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Written and edited by a group of distinguished clinicians and organizations. Price, available to physicians without charge. Pp. 32, with 3 illustrations. New York: Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 1943.

Am J Dis Child. 1944;67(6):505. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1944.02020060078016

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A 32 page booklet is now available to physicians, without charge, entitled "Rheumatic Fever in Children, Its Recognition and Management." It has been written and edited by a group of distinguished clinicians and organizations and is published by the Metropolitan Insurance Company, in New York.

It is rare to encounter such a condensed, accurate and authoritative work. For all who wish to review their knowledge of rheumatic fever or get an excellent summary of the latest information about the disease, the possession of a copy will be worth while.

Not only has the booklet a full account of the nature, diagnosis, course, prognosis and care of the disease, laboratory aids for its recognition and public health considerations of rheumatic fever, but it has suggestions for further reading and a number of helpful appendixes. A map in the booklet surprised the reviewer by showing that the death rate per hundred thousand

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