The reviewer suggests that the pediatrician who shies clear of books on social hygiene need not be afraid to delve into the pages of this excellent monograph by Eugen Stransky, for he does not use the term social hygiene as a synonym for sex hygiene. His theme deals with the epidemiology, the social and medical causes, the morbidity, the mortality, the prophylaxis and the social and economic significance of diseases of children up to the school age.
The book is divided into three parts. In the first chapter the author discusses the diseases of the new-born infant. Here he considers prematurity, intracranial hemorrhages, congenital deformities, congenital syphilis, acute infections and stillbirth. He sums up this chapter with his own opinion of the prevention of these diseases in the new-born infant.
The second and third chapters deal with the same subject matter in the nursling and in the child of preschool