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Book Reviews
January 1929


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By E. C. WRIGHTSMAN, M.D. Pp. 155, with 16 photographs. Boston: Richard G. Badger, 1928.

Am J Dis Child. 1929;37(1):228. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1929.01930010237018

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The title of this book is rather unfortunate as only the first sixty-two pages deal with spasmophilia. The first part is devoted to a discussion of rickets and spasmophilia. The etiology, types, differential diagnosis and treatment are given in full. The section on spasmophilia is well covered with frequent reference to cases in the author's experience. Wrightsman believes that in many cases in which spasmophilia is not shown clinically, and in which the diagnosis is apparently limited to epilepsy a treatment for spasmophilia is indicated. The second part of the book is devoted entirely to infant feeding. A simple, concise resumé of the more commonly used foods in infancy is given in as readable a manner as will be found in more pretentious textbooks entirely devoted to infant feeding.

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