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May 1934

Traité de médecine des enfants. Volume II.

Am J Dis Child. 1934;47(5):1172. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960120230023

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This is volume II of the new French system of pediatrics. It is confined largely to the treatment of contagious and infectious diseases. There are short chapters on anemia and diseases of the lymphatic glands. The work is illustrated well but not profusely. The chapters on diphtheria are especially extensive and good, but the outstanding feature of the volume is the discussion of congenital syphilis by Péhu. This comprises approximately 150 pages, and the subject is taken up from every angle. This chapter is a monograph in itself by a pediatrician who is perhaps the best known authority in the world on this subject. The chapters on anemias are rather disappointing. The rest of the book, however, in which many of the rarer oriental infectious diseases are considered, is valuable. There are three colored illustrations in this volume which are especially good.

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