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March 1929


Am J Dis Child. 1929;37(3):687-688. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1929.01930030229025

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In the midst of a life rich with scientific research, Dr. Clemens Pirquet has found time to write for the semilaity a book called "Kinderheilkunde und Pflege des Gesunden Kindes." This book of which Dr. E. Nobel is co-author is a sort of a compendium of the diseases of children for sisters and nurses. It is written in an informal and lucid style and is easy to understand.

Its only drawback is its completeness, which necessitates brevity and, therefore, results in inadequate explanations, when more complete information might be desirable.

The authors have attempted to cover almost the entire field of pediatrics, the care of the well infant as well as the diagnosis and treatment of disease in the sick. In part I they discuss the physiology and pathology of the new-born, his physical and mental development and his daily care. Part II is devoted to the nutrition of children,

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