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February 1962

The Catarrhal Child.

Am J Dis Child. 1962;103(2):208-209. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1962.02080020214026

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John Fry, a family doctor practicing in a suburb of London, kept careful records on the children who came to him with infections of the respiratory tract over a 10-year period. In this book he has organized and presented his observations in chapters on coughs and colds, acute chest infections, the wheezy child, acute otitis media, acute throat infections. By considering all these conditions in one volume he gives a refreshingly clear picture of the changes in the incidence of respiratory infections and in host response at different ages, excellent preparation for discussions with worried mothers. He has extended the value of his observations by making frequent comparisons with the results of others. This book contains information that will be interesting and helpful for pediatricians in practice or in training, particularly if they follow the author's example and relate what they read to publications such as those of Dingle about

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