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"As regards the scope of the work—in writing a book upon the diseases of Children, I have not considered it my function to write one on general medicine, but so far as possible, I have kept in view the diseases which seemed to be incidental to childhood, or such points in disease as appear to be so peculiar to or pronounced in, children as to justify insistence upon them; and if the book meets the want it aims to supply, it will be due, I think, as much to its omissions as to its contents." This quotation from the author's preface gives a clear idea of the scope of the book; it deals essentially with disease as seen in childhood. In describing pneumonia and bronchitis the details as to the physical signs, which every person who reads the book should know, are omitted. In the same manner it will be
A Guide to the Diseases of Children.. JAMA. 1885;IV(23):643. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390980027012
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