The scope of this book is very comprehensive. The introductory outline gives the differences between adult and child and divides the field of child physiology into several periods: (a) Ante-Natal: 1. Ante conceptional. 2. Conceptional. 3. Post-Conceptional or intra-uterine. I. Germinal. II. Embryonic. III. Foetal. (b) Natal (c) Post-natal: I. Neonatal. II. Infancy. III. Childhood. IV. Puberty.
The field the book covers is, perhaps, illustrated best by a citation of the Chapter headings:
Chapter I. Introductory. II. The Germinal Cells (etc.). III. Fertilization or Physiology of Conception. IV. The Nature of Hereditary Processes. V. Mendel's and Galton's Laws of Heredity. VI. Theories of Development. VII. The Mechanics of Development. VIII. The General Physiology of Pre-Natal Development and Metabolism. IX. The Nutrition of the Embryo and Foetus. X. Foetal Respiration. XI. The Pre-Natal Circulation. XII. Foetal Blood. XIII. Foetal Secretions. XIV. Foetal Excretions. XV. The Foetal Muscular System. XVI. The Foetal