The book is divided into three sections. In the first, each chapter has to do with a cardinal symptom, such as vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhage, pain and tenderness, convulsions and syncopes, fever or cough. The significance of each of these various symptoms is considered, and treatment for the appropriate underlying condition is discussed. The second section comprises material found in the usual textbook. Diseases such as those of the respiratory tract, of the digestive tract and of the heart and circulation are discussed according to system. The last part of the book has to do with the various methods used in treating the sick infant and older child. There are also a chapter on formulas and receipts and one on drugs.
The material is well presented throughout. The illustrations are good, and the index is adequate.