Book Reviews
April 1947

Mitchell-Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics.

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Edited by Waldo E. Nelson, M.D., with the Collaboration of Forty-Nine Contributors. Fourth edition. Price, $10.00. Pp. 1350, with 335 figures and 97 tables. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1945.

Am J Dis Child. 1947;73(4):530. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1947.02020390142014

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The Mitchell and Nelson "Pediatrics" is a fourth revision of Griffith and Mitchell's original textbook. However, the new volume bears little resemblance to its predecessors. Under the editorship of Dr. Waldo E. Nelson, forty-nine authors have contributed to the various sections. Emphasis is placed on an understanding of the physiologic and biochemical foundation for rational diagnosis and treatment of the infant and child. Growth and development and the stresses imposed thereby are completely, though concisely, treated. The sections devoted to these phases of the subject leave little to be desired for teaching or for reference purposes. Throughout, one is impressed by the careful organization and the logical arrangement of the context. Considering the necessarily broad scope of such a volume, the relative completeness of the bibliography accompanying each section and the frequent references in the text to source material are gratifying.

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