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July 6, 1929

Lehrbuch der Kinderkrankheiten.

JAMA. 1929;93(1):57. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710010063036

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This is an excellent textbook on the diseases of children. The author has attempted to present the subject matter concisely but also has managed to incorporate the important recent advances in pediatric investigation. The book is essentially a condensed practical text for students and general practitioners and is in no sense a reference book. There are no illustrations. Three sizes of type are used in discussing a subject: small for relatively unimportant phases, much larger letters and double spacing for especially emphatic phases, and average type for those of average importance, which enables the student to ascertain readily the salient points. Diagnosis and treatment are especially emphasized, and drugs and their doses are frequently mentioned. At the beginning of every chapter, for two or three pages, are diagnostic observations regarding each group of organs; this feature is of distinct aid. Certain differences from American pediatric textbooks may be noted: Influenza

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