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November 18, 1933

The Clinical Study and Treatment of Sick Children.

JAMA. 1933;101(21):1667. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740460069040

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The fifth edition of the late Dr. John Thomson's textbook on "The Clinical Study and Treatment of Sick Children" has been prepared by Dr. Leonard Findlay. While the book has been extensively revised since the last edition, eight years ago, the distinctive style of the text and the manner of presentation are essentially the same. Most of the revised data are concerned with the biochemical aspects of diseases as they occur in childhood, nutritional diseases, rheumatic fever and tuberculosis. The latter chapter is particularly up to date and comprehensive. However, such statements as "It can, we think, be laid down as a general law that pulmonary tuberculosis during childhood does not heal but is almost invariably fatal" and "pulmonary tuberculosis is preeminently a disease of infancy and early childhood" will hardly find general acceptance. Other statements are open to controversy but on the whole the author has succeeded in perpetuating

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