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June 1928


Am J Dis Child. 1928;35(6):1152. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1928.01920240199024

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This book is a development of the clinical lectures given by the author on a rather unique phase of clinical pathology. He has observed in his years of practice a certain set of clinical symptoms, namely prostration, nervous reactions, circulatory failure, erythema, high temperature and signs of passive congestion. These are found in eruptive fevers, typhoid, diphtheria, pneumonia, enteritis and other severe general diseases. As this syndrome is always found in the most severe of these conditions, the author believes that it should be classed as a distinct syndrome of a common origin. He thinks that this origin may be anaphylactic.

The book is divided into six chapters. The first four contain a complete discussion of this syndrome in the diseases mentioned. In the fifth chapter the origin of the syndrome is discussed, and in the last chapter is given the author's results in hospital treatment. The volume is well

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