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May 12, 1923

Text-Book of Pediatrics.

JAMA. 1923;80(19):1404. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640460054039

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This is the first English translation of one of the most widely known continental volumes on pediatrics, a book now in its seventh German edition, from which the American translation is made. In translating the book, fifteen American and nine European contributors have collaborated, and the editor states in his preface that the collaborators have added much to the original subject matter, particularly in the way of original illustrations. The volume follows essentially the arrangement of most textbooks of pediatrics, taking up, first, general considerations, and following with the special diseases of the child. One of the faults of this, as of most similar works, is, of course, its unevenness, since the contributors naturally vary in the style of language and in the particular methods with which they are concerned. The book is perhaps open to the criticism that it does not represent any particular point of view but rather

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