ed 9. Edited by Jay M Arena, MD (with the collaboration of 15 contributors). Price, $19.50. Pp 792. Lea & Febiger, 600 Washington Sq, Philadelphia 19106, 1969.
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Started in 1919 by Davison as a notebook of "easily forgotten facts and methods" in collaboration with some of the pediatric staff at Johns Hopkins, including K. D. Blackfan, Horton Casparis, Katherine Dodd, J. L. Gamble, W. M. Happ, H. L. Higgins, L. E. Holt, Jr., John Howland, H. W. Josephs, Benjamin Kramer, E. A. Park, G. F. Powers, T. M. Rivers, S. G. Ross, P. G. Shipley, D. T. Smith, F. F. Tisdall, A. A. Weech, William Weston, Jr., L. R. Wilkins, and others, The Compleat Pediatrician underwent eight editions, the last published in 1961. (Pediatricians who cannot identify at least half of Davison's collaborators, in a specific manner, are deficient in the history of their speciality and are advised to consult any colleague who has attained the age of 60 years, from whom he will probably get not only a needed lesson but more than a few choice
CARITHERS HA. Davison's Compleat Pediatrician. Am J Dis Child. 1970;119(6):549-550. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1970.02100050551022