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September 26, 1891

A Treatise on the Diseases of Infancy and Childhood.

JAMA. 1891;XVII(13):488. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410910028002

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Six editions of this work have been presented to the medical profession. The seventh being in demand, the opportunity was given for a thorough revision of the entire book, of which Professor Smith has so fully availed himself, that not only has the volume been increased to nearly double its former size, but in its revision he has been able to incorporate recent investigations and discoveries pertaining to the bacterial origin of many of the diseases of infancy and childhood—without which it would not meet the present requirements of the profession.

Very properly, in the first hundred pages, the subjects of food, bathing, clothing, sleep and exercise are dealt with, and in a manner highly satisfactory. Diseases of the newborn and constitutional diseases are very fully described, and in addition to the author's views as to their pathology and treatment, citations are freely made from a large number of our

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