The wide scope of this book and the care taken in its preparation are indicated by the subjects covered and by the contributing authors. Marfan writes on the general characteristics of infancy and on the diseases of the bones and joints, including rachitis. Dorlencourt considers the physiology of digestion and nutrition and the therapeutics of infancy. The chapter on infant feeding is by Salés and Rondinesco. Lemaire discusses clinical examination, disturbances of the gastro-intestinal tract and the associated glands together with Weill-Halle disturbances of nutrition, Blechmann diseases of the circulatory system and Turquety and Lavergne diseases of the nervous system. He also has chapters on congenital malformations and general and social hygiene. Radot collaborates with Blechmann in the discussion of syphilis, and contributes chapters on infectious diseases and diseases of the skin. Blechmann and Hallez have chapters on diseases of the respiratory system and of the blood and hematopoietic organs.