July 1957


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By A. Adam, O. H. Braun, H. Hungerland, G. Ilgner, F. Kauffmann, H. W. Ocklitz, F. Orskov, E. F. Schmidt, D. Schreier, and R. Thurau. Price, $14.30. Pp. 534, with 43 illustrations. Georg Thieme Verlag, Herdweg 63, (14a) Stuttgart N (American zone), 1956.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1957;94(1):106. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1957.04030020108024

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This book represents a first-rate effort on the part of the authors to provide an up-to-date treatise of the status of diarrhea of the newborn. The book contains excellent data on the bacteriology of pathogenic Escherichia coli and data on the epidemiology of diarrhea of the newborn caused by a number of known pathogens. This monograph also discusses the pathologic picture and fluid and electrolyte problems, as well as therapy of diarrhea of this condition. Suggestions for prophylaxis conclude this volume.

It is hoped that this volume will receive an early translation into the English language. It represents authoritative and detailed up-to-date information and is an excellent source of recent world references for the entire field.

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