Volume 1 of the fourth edition of this well known book has just appeared. Volumes 2 and 3 have already been reviewed in the American Journal of Diseases of Children (41:1259 [May] 1931; 42:498 [Aug.] 1931). Volume 1 is just as well put together and is just as useful as volumes 2 and 3.
The first part of volume 1 takes up general subjects concerning health and disease in childhood, followed by a chapter on "Milk," one on "Breast Feeding" and one on "Metabolism." Then comes a chapter on the "Pathology in the New-Born Period" by von Reuss, with further chapters on "Constitutional Anomalies," etc. The chapter on "Rickets and Tetany," by Freudenberg, is especially good and is well illustrated. There follow a chapter on "Scurvy" by Freund, and one on "Diseases of the Blood and Blood Forming Organs" by Opitz. The latter chapter is not as full