The author, Dr. A. F. Tur, is one of the leading pediatricians in the Soviet Union and the chairman of the department at Leningrad. This is a textbook of pediatrics approved for use by medical students and serving as an introduction to the clinical course in pediatrics.
After an introductory chapter on the history of Soviet pediatrics, the book deals with growth and development—physical and mental—with a fairly standard approach. About a third of the book is devoted to a systematic discussion of the anatomic and physiologic characteristics of the normal infant and child by organ system. Another third of the book is systematically devoted to methods of examination of the child and evaluation of signs, symptoms, and laboratory findings. This, too, is covered organ system by organ system.
The closing two chapters are devoted to the feeding of healthy infants and children and the fundamentals of hygiene. It is