Book Reviews
September 1947

Medicina infantil, pediatria y puericultura.

Author Affiliations

Juan P. Garrahan, Director of Institute of Pediatrics of the Faculty of Medical Sciences of Buenos Aires. Sixth edition. Price, unknown. Pp. 1,076, with 16 plates and many illustrations. Buenos Aires: Editor "El Ateneo," 1946.

Am J Dis Child. 1947;74(3):385. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1947.02030010396012

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This comprehensive textbook of pediatrics, written originally in 1921, has been thoroughly revised in this sixth edition with new chapters added on Liver Diseases, Jaundice, Purpuras and Hemophilia, Hypertrophy of the Thymus and Stridors, Allergy, Neurology of the Child, Mental Hygiene, Psychiatry of the Child, Penicillin, Orientation Toward Glandular Therapy, Emergency Pediatrics and The Professional Behavior of the Pediatrician. In addition to these new chapters, the entire book has been brought up to date.

Dr. Garrahan's textbook, which can be said without exaggeration to occupy a position of preeminence in the eyes of Spanish-speaking physicians, is richly deserving of the highest approbation. The author's almost uncanny familiarity with the literature of the world together with his critical treatment of each subject in the light of extensive clinical experience makes this book invaluable to the practitioner of Spanish America.

In many respects, the book meets admirably the needs of his probable

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