This unique work is an index to the practice of pediatrics. The author has wisely and perhaps necessarily included in the book a list of instructions for its use. When one opens the book haphazardly, one is confronted by a mass of apparently unrelated words and symbols that become clear only after a perusal of these instructions.
Symptoms are set down, and each symptom is followed by a list of the diseases which may provoke it. The probable diseases are classified as very rare, rare, common and very common, and one is referred by a symbol to the portion of the book in which the disease itself is discussed.
The consideration of the diseases is confined to an outline of diagnosis and treatment.
There is a further section on preventive measures and one on infant feeding. A chapter is devoted to laboratory methods.
The book represents a tremendous amount of