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March 10, 1923

Premature and Congenitally Diseased Infants.

JAMA. 1923;80(10):719. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640370055031

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Medicine has become so enormous in its scope and its facts, and hypotheses concerning disease have accumulated to such an extent that the abbreviations necessary in the general textbooks fall short of the necessary knowledge of the diseases of which these textbooks treat. It is becoming increasingly necessary, therefore, to consult monographs to obtain an adequate idea of any subject in which one may be interested. It is to meet just such a need that this volume appears. It is the only book in English, and the only book of any claim to prominence, if, indeed, it is not the only book that has ever appeared on the subject. In view of the absence of background, it is surising that the writer should have assembled and systematized his facts so well. The book is well written and beautifully illustrated; what is more, the illustrations are to the point. The literature

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