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August 26, 1911

Lehbruch der Kinderheilkunde.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(9):761. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260080325038

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This is a composite book, but the names of the contributors are an evidence that the editor selected men of authority to discuss the various subjects. Thus, Finkelstein and Meyer write on nutritional disorders and diseases of the new-born; Pfaundler, on blood, constitutional and metabolic disturbances; von Pirquet, on tuberculosis and diseases of the respiratory tract; Moro, on syphilis and dermatology; Feer, on heart diseases and acute infectious diseases; Ibrahim and Tobler, respectively, on diseases of the nervous and genito-urinary systems, while Thiemich contributes a valuable introductory chapter of 100 pages on general considerations, anatomy, physiology, nutrition and hygiene, examination, symptomatology, pathogenesis, prophylaxis and therapy. The continuity and unity of the book are not disturbed because each author discusses a complete subject.

The illustrations are abundant, original, well chosen and well executed. The book is exhaustive in spite of its size, partly beacuse of its conciseness and partly because of

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