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November 2, 1957

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

JAMA. 1957;165(9):1216. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980270126032

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Abstract

This new edition of a widely known reference work has been completely rewritten in collaboration with the author's daughter. Salient facts from 6,000 recent articles have been incorporated, and much that is obsolete has been deleted. As in preceding editions, this book provides a maximum of factual material in a handily transportable volume. The subject matter is carefully organized into chapters on the systems of the body plus certain special chapters. Each disease entity is considered in easily located paragraphs with emphasis on diagnosis and treatment. The index is extremely complete, and crossreferences within the text are almost too abundant. Few diseases or syndromes are not at least mentioned for identification. While the emphasis is on facts, information on the trend of medical opinion is still provided—for instance, the current discarding of the concept of thymic death and the inadvisability of irradiating the thymus in young children. Though not intended

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