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December 9, 1911

The Diseases of Infancy and Childhood.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(24):1937. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260120127025

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This book in its numerous editions has so long been accepted as an authoritative work that an extensive review is not required. This latest edition, however, contains some quite radical changes, which are worth recording. A reference to the title-page and to the preface of this edition shows that Dr. John Howland, now connected with Washington University, St. Louis, and a former assistant of Dr. Holt, has been associated with the latter in its preparation and is hereafter to be connected with the work as joint author. In order to include new and late material without increasing the size of the book, much old material has been eliminated many articles abridged and almost every page subjected to some revision. Much new material is found in the articles on appendicitis, acute peritonitis, pyloric stenosis, endocarditis, pericarditis and the different forms of meningitis, including influenzal meningitis. Hereditary syphilis and tuberculosis have also

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