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April 8, 1893

Disease in Children. A Manual for Students and Practitioners.

JAMA. 1893;XX(14):403-404. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420410027009

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An abridged work on diseases in childhood would be a properly descriptive title for this book. The essentials principally are given; the minutiæ are left to the larger books. It is an excellent treatise for the use of students in preparing for lectures or examination on the subject. The work of condensation has been judiciously done.

While commending the book in a general way we cannot conscientiously refrain from noticing some of its peculiarities. In the chapter on diphtheria no mention is made of sulpho-calcine as a solvent of the membrane, nor of peroxide of hydrogen which is advocated confidently by the latest works on therapeutics and by numerous writers in the journals. It looks odd to see the nominative and accusative cases substituted for the genitive in prescription writing, as occurs five times in three prescriptions on page 110, in treating of pertussis. The accusative of aqua is used

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