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December 2, 1893

The Diseases of Childhood (Medical).

JAMA. 1893;XXI(23):869. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420750039017

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" This book," says the author in his preface, " is based to a great extent on the records and recollections of nearly twenty years' experience at the East London Hospital for Children, and includes the substance of some lectures given at Westminster Hospital, and of a few contributions to the Westminster Hospital Reports."

The work is divided into six sections, of which Section I, containing fourteen chapters, is devoted to " Disorders of the Alimentary Tract and of the Abdomen;" Section II, containing five chapters, to " General Diseases;" Section III, "Acute Febrile Diseases," contains nine chapters and an appendix, the latter being an abstract of the conclusions given in the report of a committee appointed by the Clinical Society of London, to investigate the periods of incubation, and contagiousness of certain infectious diseases. Section IV contains nine chapters on " Disorders of the Nervous System;" Section V has

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