Book Reviews
February 1947

Handbook on Diseases of Children.

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Fourth edition. By Norman Bruce Williamson, M.D. Price, $4.50. Pp 364, with 81 illustrations. Baltimore: The Williams & Wilkins Company, 1945.

Am J Dis Child. 1947;73(2):247. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1947.02020370111016

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This pocket size handbook contains twenty-nine chapters, an adequate index and many excellent illustrations. The color plates of cutaneous rashes of 4 of the "common fevers of childhood" are fairly good. The text has been revised and new illustrations added.

Much of the field of pediatrics is covered. The description of diseases and of treatment is brief, with little or no consideration given to differential diagnosis. Some of the suggested methods for management of diseases and of infant feeding will be foreign to readers of this country. A brief formulary has been included, with particular attention given to the sulfonamide compounds and to penicillin.

This handbook may be recommended to practitioners and to students as a handy reference.

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