This book is compiled with the usual German thoroughness. It contains a wealth of material. The illustrations, partly colored, are excellent and portray much that is of a great deal of value in the practice of pediatrics.
The first section, which is 203 pages long, consists of basic facts, extensive treatises on the anatomy, physiology and metabolism of the child, together with exhaustive considerations of genetics and hygiene. The second section takes up the care of the well child and contains chapters on health and disease in the woman and mother; development and nourishment of the healthy baby; care of the healthy baby; development, nourishment and care of the sound child and the school child, and the peculiarities and care of the premature child. There is a chapter on the psychology of the child and one on play. It is interesting that in this section more than twenty-five pages are