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May 1931


Am J Dis Child. 1931;41(5):1258-1259. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1931.01940110252017

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The history of pediatrics is beginning to come into its own along with the history of medicine in general. There are not many volumes on the subject, and the field is still comparatively fresh, but the first ground was broken by Friedrich Ludwig Meissner's "Grundlage der Pädiatrik," in 1850. Since then there have been the writings of Brüning and of Forsyth on the history of infant feeding; historical sketches by Hennig, Escherich, Jacobi and others; a book by von Bokay, and "Pediatrics of the Past," which makes some of the early texts available. Garrison contributed a splendid article in Abt's "System of Pediatrics," and the genial Abt himself is about to become the father of a small book in the Clio series. The latest work is by George Frederick Still, of London, who is known to all pediatricians through the disease that bears his name.

About two years ago he

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