This volume, consisting of 269 pages, considers in a very interesting and instructive manner the diagnosis of diseases of infancy and childhood, stressing particularly the former. The book essentially considers signs and symptoms. The author finds that this plan of treating diagnostics in infancy and childhood is of the greatest importance, and is also most instructive to the student. It is obvious that, in the case of the infant, the objective symptoms are alone of importance because he has not the power of vocal expression and in somewhat older children the same signs are of equal importance, because the child has not sufficient judgment to interpret and express his subjective feelings.
In his long experience as a teacher, the author has found that it is of great value from the pedagogic standpoint to consider and analyze the outstanding symptoms. Even after a diagnosis has been arrived at, he finds it