Before reading this book one should read the preface because then and only then can one understand what the authors are attempting to do. The following statement conveys the idea of the book: "The volume does not pretend to be a complete treatise of all disease as met with in the child, but is limited to a consideration of special varieties of morbid processes as modified, both in their course and appearance, by the growing patient, and of the methods of physical examination which are applicable in the very young."
As this is the fifth edition, it contains much of what was contained in the former editions, but the chapters on nutritional disease, rickets, so-called acid intoxication and rheumatic infections in childhood have been thoroughly revised. One is struck with the wealth and appropriateness of the illustrations. These are especially well chosen, clear and entirely illustrative. There is also an