Case Reports
September 1948

Synopsis of Pediatrics.

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By John Zahorsky, M.D., assisted by T. S. Zahorsky, B.S., M.D. Fifth edition. Pp. 449, with 158 text illustrations and 9 color plates. Price, $5. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1948.

Am J Dis Child. 1948;76(3):352. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1948.02030030362008

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Dr. Zahorsky presents a well organized and detailed compendium of pediatrics. Chapters XLIV, XLVI and XLVII deal justly and practically with the diseases of the respiratory organs, including the ear, the nose and the throat; chapter XX describes the common cold, common grip and influenza. Color plates illustrate tonsillar diphtheria (plate III), scarlatinal throat and tongue (plate IV), lacunar tonsillitis, follicular tonsillitis (plate VIII) and Vincent's angina (plate IX).

Impressions relative to the nature of the lymphoid tissue occurring in the nasopharynx in childhood may be summarized as follows:

Acute pharyngitis is most frequently a part of the pathologic process of infections of the upper respiratory tract. It is a forerunner of the common head cold (most common disease occurring in children). True influenza begins with definite congestion of the blood vessels of the lateral walls of the pharynx. Pharyngitis is a part of the lesion of the throat in

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