This practical guide or handbook for the practitioner is far more complete and elaborate than many similar texts which have appeared recently. Every field in the pediatric domain is covered, and, if not described in detail, at least is briefly and tersely mentioned.
The greatest possible emphasis is laid on diagnosis and therapy, the former particularly if it concerns conditions fairly rare or peculiarly germane to pediatrics. In the field of therapy, the book excels. In keeping with this arrangement, the author has added a most complete compendium of useful drugs and prescriptions, and minute and detailed directions for all kinds of therapeutic procedure. This is a distinct departure from the usual in texts of this kind, but is the type of information welcomed more than any other by the busy practitioner.
The chapter on artificial feeding is inadequate both as regards specific indications for the use of various foods