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October 1, 1910

Diseases of Infancy and Childhoold: Their Dietetic, Hygienic and Medical Treatment. A Text-Book Designed for Practitioners and Students in Medicine.

JAMA. 1910;55(14):1225-1226. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330140069036

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This is a revised edition, containing considerable new material. The chapter on cerebrospinal meningitis is especially good. The technic of the diagnostic and therapeutic punctures is explained thoroughly and the intraventricular method of injecting serum is shown clearly by an excellent plate. Two new colored plates, illustrating the von Pirquet reaction have been added. They show not only the normal reaction of a tuberculous subject, but also the degree of reaction to tuberculin in various dilutions.

The hemostatic value of injections of horse-serum in hemophilia and postoperative tonsillectomy is described. The chapter on diphtheria and intubation covers 83 pages. It is exhaustive and well illustrated with charts and plates. Some of the latest ideas on lordotic, or orthostatic, albuminuria are presented and new articles on scabies, acetonuria, indicanuria, pyuria, and diabetes have been added. The book would be improved if the treatment of diabetes were discussed more fully. The dietetic

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