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July 3, 1897

The Disorders of Digestion in Infancy and Childhood.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(1):46. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440270052021

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At the beginning of summer the general practitioner and those especially devoted to diseases of children are particularly interested in all books of this class, especially if they are likely to furnish any desirable information which may lead to better results in the prevention and treatment of infantile diseases of the digestive organs, so rife during midsummer. The book, which is therefore a timely one, is written in admirable style, and the teachings of the author are judicious. He begins with the anatomy and physiology of the stomach of the infant and naturally the bacteriology of the subject occupies considerable attention, and afterward the diet in infancy and the disorders of digestion are taken up.

Photographs and drawings have been used in illustrating the book, which is up to date and well worthy of a place in a physician's library.

The publisher has done his part well. The illustrations are

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