January 1954


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Two Volumes. By Robert Debre and Marcel Lelong. Price, 14,500 francs. Pp. 1,260, with 388 illustrations, and 1,154, with 221 illustrations. Ernest Flammarion, 22 rue de Vaugirad, Paris, 6e, 1952.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1954;87(1):119. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1954.02050090119013

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This book is a classic. In two loose-leaf volumes it contains more than 2,200 pages of accurate description of children's diseases. A vast amount of material is presented to the practitioner and a wealth of data to the scientific worker. With all recent advances in pediatrics incorporated, the work is up-to-date in every chapter and reflects the rapid development of pediatrics in recent years. The international literature, especially the American, has been thoroughly considered; it is a document of increasing and fruitful international scientific collaboration. The diction is masterful, a splendid example of the old French tradition of cultivated writing. In accord with the development of many special fields in pediatrics, the authors have enlisted the services of 38 collaborators. Experience has shown that textbooks with a large number of individual authors frequently lack uniformity, some chapters being out of proportion. To prevent this, the text of each co-author was

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