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October 1929


Am J Dis Child. 1929;38(4):900. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1929.01930100220027

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This is the sixth edition of a good textbook of pediatrics. Diagnosis is stressed. A noteworthy feature is the extensive discussion of the physical and especially the mental development of the child from birth to school age. A brief outline of mentality tests for children up to 8 years is given. Care of the first teeth is urged and dentistry recommended. One sentence is worthy of translation, even in a brief review: "With the advance of pediatric knowledge, the catch-all diagnosis of 'teething' is becoming more and more unnecessary." The discussion of the various diseases is complete, extremely concise and clear. The therapy is entirely modern and conservative.

A full chapter is given over to the description of therapeutic procedures used in pediatric practice. This also is complete and includes all the more recent methods. It is delightful to have a book in which these essentials are grouped together. A

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