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November 27, 1926

Dystrophien und Durchfallskrankheiten im Säuglingsalter:

JAMA. 1926;87(22):1855. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680220071036

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In a scientific environment in which books are published in profusion, often for no very good reason, it is gratifying to find a publication prepared for a purpose. The author occupies the chair in Berlin which concerns itself with the mortality of infants and young children. The institution established for this need consists of a model hospital, a laboratory and research division, and an unequaled museum for professional and lay instruction. Langstein realizes that the product of such a special institute will be lost to the ultimate public unless the intervening practitioner is first informed. Therefore, this book is a logical enterprise parallel with the museum for making available to him the conclusions reached from the intricate charts and complicated protocols in which special pediatric literature abounds. The subjects of dystrophy and diarrheas are considered with emphasis on their management by simple methods which the general practitioner is equipped to

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