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This is not claimed to be an exhaustive treatise on the diseases of children, although if it had been so claimed, the claim would not have been far out of the way, as it seems to contain all the essentials, and the aim of the authors has been to present in a clear and precise manner the chief points. Pathology has been abbreviated, not because this most important division of the subject is not valuable, but for the reason that in so small a work there is not surface room to adequately describe the constantly increasing discoveries in this direction.
There are twenty chapters which cover in a general way the physiology of the infant in childhood; diseases occurring at or near birth; general hygiene of infants and children; feeding and food; the breeds of cows best adapted for infancy feeding; diet of children; artificial foods, recipes, etc.; diseases of
Manual of the Diseases of Children. JAMA. 1898;XXXI(8):427–428. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450080053021
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