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December 1968

Diseases of Children

Am J Dis Child. 1968;116(6):685-686. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1968.02100020689025

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This reviewer finds it difficult to recommend this book to American colleagues. This statement is not meant so much to be critical of the content, format, or quality of illustrations as it is to stress the fact that we have several outstanding American textbooks which have been carefully edited by distinguished co-editors or authors. In an effort to find differences in emphasis or coverage, the reviewer read in detail those sections which the author referred to as using a "global" approach to pediatrics as a substitute for a chapter on tropical pediatrics. The result was disappointing, particularly since the author spent considerable time in a developing country. While many of the diseases of the tropics are the same as those in temperate climates, the author knows the experience of his own Colonial Health Service when his students went to India, to Singapore, or to the Gold Coast of Africa. Many

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