August 1956

Biologische Daten fuer den Kinderarzt.

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Ed. 2. Edited by Joachim Brock. Vol. I, Pp. 651 with 78 illustrations; Vol. II, Pp. 1183 with 177 illustrations. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Goettingen, Heidelberg, 1954.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1956;92(2):214. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1956.02060030208018

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These volumes represent a new and enlarged edition of the work which appeared at first in 1932. In the new edition 25 co-workers contributed chapters pertaining to normal growth and development of the child. Some of the chapters are extensive and valuable monographs in their own right. The chapter on growth is discussed in the first 118 pages, supplemented by 14 pages of references. The chapter on chemical metabolism comprises 335 pages and 19 pages of literature. Another large chapter in the first volume deals with blood, plasma proteins, blood groups, iron, copper, and cobalt metabolism. Anatomical and physiological data concerning the cardiovascular and respiratory systems are extensively treated. The chapter on nutrition deals with milk, foods derived from plants and animals, vitamins, and fundamentals of infant feeding. Digestion and intestinal bacteria are also thoroughly discussed in the first volume. The second volume contains, in addition to the chapter on

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