July 1972

Common Symptoms of Disease in Children

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Los Angeles


ed 3. By RS Illingworth, MD, FRCP, DPH, DCH. Price, $10. Pp 330. FA Davis Co, 1915 Arch St, Philadelphia 19103, 1971.

Am J Dis Child. 1972;124(1):147. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110130149026

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This relatively small book was written by a single author who has great facility with the use of the English language. The result is a readable book with a somewhat unique approach. The "Table of Contents" lists some 120 symptoms. Their diagnostic significance is discussed from the standpoint of the author's extensive personal experience and also from a reveiw of the literature. At the end of each chapter there are a number of pertinent references which represent one of the most valuable portions of the book. Other interesting features include a table showing the causes of changes in the color of urine and a very helpful table showing the "side effects of drugs."

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