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November 8, 1902

A Text-Book on Diseases of Infancy and Childhood. For the Use of Students and Practitioners.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(19):1197. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480450047016

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If there is one branch of medical practice of more importance than another for the general practitioner, it is that of the diseases of children. So, while the books on pediatrics are increasing, it is by no means a bad augury, but bespeaks the fact that the profession is calling for such works and that the subject is receiving the study its importance demands. The book before us is a valuable addition to the literature. Dr. Koplik has not given us as pretentious a volume as some of the other text-books on diseases of children, but he has handled the subject in a practical and concise manner. The chapter on specific infectious diseases is especially good. Like too many authors of books on this subject, he has not given as much space to the diseases of the newborn as is desirable. This, we are sorry to say, is too commonly

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