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March 6, 1943

Therapeutics of Infancy and Childhood

JAMA. 1943;121(10):794. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840100080034

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One hundred and seventeen contributors have combined to prepare this work, which includes four volumes and a desk index. Forty years have passed since the publication of Jacobi's comprehensive book on the therapy of infancy and childhood. The advances that have been made since that time, particularly in relationship to specific therapy, biologic and glandular therapy and new methods of treatment for diseases formerly considered incurable would alone warrant a work of such great scope as is the system here reviewed. Moreover, the mental aspects of child care are in themselves so important and have been so exhaustively investigated that they too would well warrant a systematic discussion.

Recognition of the importance of the mental aspect is revealed in the first chapter, which is concerned with the psychologic care of the sick child, followed by another on the art of treatment. Then come considerations of legislation affecting therapy, medical aid

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