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The original manuscript, first issued in 1885, has passed through eleven editions, the last appearing in 1921. The book has been reedited with considerable revision by Goodhart's former pupil George Frederic Still. The preface carries the following notations by Still and describes fully the purpose of the work: "I have adhered to the intention of its author, my revered teacher, that the aim of the book should be primarily clinical. Any attempt to cover the numerous advances in physiological and pathological chemistry; or even in chemical pathology, would have added inordinately to the bulk of the book, and, perhaps, have tended to obscure its purpose." As a result of its limited size, many subjects of necessity have been treated briefly. This work can be recommended as an addition of practical value to a general medical library. Such subjects as are considered in greater detail, to a large extent, express clinical
The Diseases of Children. JAMA. 1926;87(8):610–611. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680080076039
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