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March 1929


Am J Dis Child. 1929;37(3):688. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1929.01930030230026

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This is a textbook of pediatrics written in easily readable German, which avoids the cumbersome, involved sentences so frequently met in this language. The book follows closely the usual technic of presentation, but an innovation is found in the short preamble heading each division. In this preamble, the anatomic differences in the child as compared with the adult and methods of examination used in children are fully discussed.

The main divisions of the book are based on the systems of the human body, to which are added a section on infectious diseases and one on the diseases of the new-born. It is pleasing to note that the section on disturbances of nutrition is completely separated from that on diseases of the digestive tract.

The therapy and medication can hardly prove useful to physicians practicing in countries not supplied by the pharmaceutical houses of Central Europe. In fact, the entire book

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