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A good deal of thought has apparently been given to the manner in which the material in this book is presented. It shows a unity with an avoidance of repetition which is often lacking in textbooks compiled by collaborating authors. The material is divided according to the most important symptom-complex or syndrome. Where diseases might be considered under more than one head, excellent cross-references are given. As far as possible, symptoms are considered first with the various conditions which such symptoms might suggest; then the findings and laboratory helps which lead to a definite diagnosis; finally, the therapy, etiology, and prophylaxis are considered together. Methods of differential diagnosis and treatment are markedly up to date. Almost all the known pathological conditions of infancy and childhood are covered, but there is no heedless elaboration. One has the sense of a greater wealth of knowledge than is here expressed, knowledge attained through