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November 27, 1909

Children in Health and Disease.

JAMA. 1909;LIII(22):1857. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02550220069031

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It has been a pleasure on several occasions in the past few months to comment with especially favorable emphasis on books on children by English authors, notably those of Thompson and of Still. To this the present volume is no exception. The object of the book is to present a concise but comprehensive picture of child life in health and disease, which Dr. Forsyth says, can be seen in its proper perspective only "when we take up our position at the meeting-point of the many sciences that are concerned in the development and welfare of the young." He deals thus in turn with the physiology, psychology, school hygiene and training of the young, with idiocy and feeble-mindedness, infant mortality, children and disease, the examination, diagnosis and some points in the treatment of sick children. The idea is undoubtedly a good one and has been consistently and masterfully carried out— but

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