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March 1935

The Compleat Pediatrician.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1935;55(3):531. doi:10.1001/archinte.1935.00160210184016

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This unique work is an index to the practice of pediatrics. The author has wisely and perhaps necessarily included in the book a list of instructions for its use. When one opens the book haphazardly, one is confronted by a mass of apparently unrelated words and symbols that become clear only after a perusal of these instructions.

Symptoms are set down, and each symptom is followed by a list of the diseases which may provoke it. The probable diseases are classified as very rare, rare, common and very common, and one is referred by a symbol to the portion of the book in which the disease itself is discussed.

The consideration of the diseases is confined to an outline of diagnosis and treatment.

There is a further section on preventive measures and one on infant feeding. A chapter is devoted to laboratory methods.

The book represents a tremendous amount of

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