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Memento de posologie et de therapeutique infantiles.

Am J Dis Child. 1948;75(5):771. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1948.02030020788023.
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This little booklet, compiled for practicing physicians by a committee of the Society of Pediatrics of Paris, is an improvement on treatises on posology and therapy in some textbooks as it attempts to indicate dosage for children per se and not in fractions of adult doses, thus permitting consideration of possible differences in the reaction of the growing organism to drugs. Doses are given by one of three methods: by age groups (below 30 months and from 30 months to 15 years), by weight (dosage per kilogram of body weight) and by age (dose per year of age. Unfortunately most doses are given by the first method only and are therefore limited in accuracy considering the wide range of age and weight in the two subdivisions used. The value of the book could be greatly enhanced if the "per kilogram" or the "per year of age" scale would be applied


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