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February 22, 1908

Diseases of Children for Nurses, Including Infant Feeding, Therapeutic Measures Employed in Childhood. Treatment for Emergencies, Prophylaxis, Hygiene and Nursing.

JAMA. 1908;L(8):635. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530340063029

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This book consists practically of lectures delivered to the nurses of the Children's Hospital, Philadelphia. It commences with, a description of the peculiarities of diseases of children and nursing of children, and the diseases of various parts of the body are then taken up in sequence. Tables with doses are given of drugs employed in the various diseases of children. The author makes the mistake of including in a list of unofficial drugs antipyrin, salol, sulphonal and trional. The book includes a list of poisons and antidotes, and a chapter on the treatment of emergencies which is practical. The language throughout is simple and terse; the illustrations are good.

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