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May 1971

Elizabeth Gets Well.

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Akron, Ohio

Am J Dis Child. 1971;121(5):453. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1971.02100160123031

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"It all began with a stomach ache" and in logical sequence it is determined that Elizabeth has acute appendicitis and therefore must go to the hospital and be made well. Elizabeth's apprehension of a strange place and situation is quickly relieved as she meets the friendly hospital personnel who make a point of giving her accurate information about what will happen to her. The charmingly factual text is augmented by detailed and colorful illustrations that graphically depict what goes on in a hospital. In relating Elizabeth's experience it is obviously the author's intent to produce an interesting and readable book that might help soothe many a child who finds a trip to the hospital necessary. He succeeds in this quite well and this is a book that deserves a place in the waiting room of a pediatrician's office or hospital emergency area. In addition to explaining the procedure for curing

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