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July 9, 1938

The Compleat Pediatrician: Practical, Diagnostic, Therapeutic and Preventive Pediatrics for the Use of Medical Students, Internes, General Practitioners, and Pediatricians

JAMA. 1938;111(2):195-196. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790280085028

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The second edition of this cross index pediatricus has profited by the experimental presentation of the first. The first edition suffered in usefulness to the student and the general practitioner because its inclusive material was offered in a too brief and staccato manner. The present form of presentation really gives a portrait of the subjects discussed. The style consists of a running description, and the eye is not so much distracted by the large cross reference numbers. The page is divided into two columns, further adding to readability. Conforming to the original, this edition numbers the subjects but not the pages. The number of sections has been reduced by combining the material in groups. For instance, the 329 pediatric diseases have been gathered into 133 groups, the 164 signs and symptoms into ten paragraphs and the 213 laboratory tests and therapeutic technics into thirty-three divisions. New sections on growth, development,

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