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January 22, 1955

A Synopsis of Children's Diseases

JAMA. 1955;157(4):400. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950210096031

This is not a textbook of pediatrics but rather a synopsis in which an effort has been made to assemble all the relevant facts in outline form for easy reference and rapid review. It is the type of volume that should be of value to those who are preparing for an examination or those who desire a brief outline of a given disease. The material is presented in an orderly manner. The main divisions discuss diseases of nutrition, the alimentary system, and diseases of the nervous system. Each of these is further divided into various sections. In each section the different diseases are discussed under specific headings; for instance, under mumps are found definition, etiology and epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, special investigations, complications, differential diagnosis, prophylaxis, and treatment. The comments under each of these headings are in sentences and not in paragraphs. The author is conservative in his approach. The

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