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The former editions of this work appeared under the title of "Diseases of Infants and Children." In the present edition there has been an extensive recasting and revision of subjects. The first part of the book deals with the phenomena of growth and development. Few one volume textbooks on pediatrics go into the subject with the detail that this one does. It is concisely presented, however, and covers only the important phenomena of growth and development that are necessary for a comprehensive understanding. The chapter on appraising the child is excellently done. Criteria of normality are presented with the idea of training the physician to determine the status of the child from an examination, without necessary reference to a fixed standard. The usual subjects found in a pediatric textbook are well covered, and unimportant data have been deleted. An invaluable chapter on the care of dependent infants and children has
Pediatrics. JAMA. 1933;101(22):1751. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740470065042
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