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This two volume British work covers pediatrics in a thorough and detailed manner. There are 50 contributors. The style is free as witnessed by the remarks regarding the occasional infant who "like the governor of South Carolina finds the interval between drinks is too long." Some bits of rather quaint lore survive in the books. Thus, question could probably be raised regarding worms and constipation as exciting causes of asthma, "liniment of turpentine and belladonna rubbed into the skin" for bronchitis and regarding the pulmonary antispasmodic effects of tincture of benzoin, oil of eucalyptus or creosote. Some British terms, in
Diseases of Children.. Ann Intern Med. ;39:1144. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-5-1144
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