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June 1931


Am J Dis Child. 1931;41(6):1514. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1931.01940120251028

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The purpose of this book is to spread information concerning the use of quinine. It is a scholarly, well documented work, with a useful bibliography of the newer literature. It contains a consideration of the source of supply, chemistry and action on the human body and a full account of the therapeutic uses of quinine, not only in malaria, pneumonia, cardiac diseases, migraine and obstetrical cases, in which its action is established, but in many other lesser known conditions. The part of the book dealing with the use of quinine in pertussis is of particular interest to the pediatrician. It is to be regretted that the history of quinine is not considered, as it is one of the most remarkable chapters in medical history; in fact, it equals in interest the best tales of adventure.

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