The eighth edition of this German textbook of pediatrics has been entirely revised. All the common disorders of infants and children and many of the rare diseases are discussed from the standpoint of diagnosis and treatment. Under diagnosis the essential symptoms, physical findings and laboratory procedures are concisely described. Therapy is considered in much more detail and is given much more space than diagnosis.
There is one chapter on therapeutic technic, in which are described such procedures as blood transfusion, sinus puncture and intubation.
The division on materia medica is complete. The physical and chemical properties of drugs are briefly described, and the recommended dose of each drug for infants and children of various ages is suggested. The last chapter gives a list of the spas and health resorts suitable for sick children, with a discussion of the chief advantages of each.