Diseases of Children. By Prof. Dr. Alfred Vogel, of Munich. Ninth edition, newly revised by Dr. Philip Biedert, of Hagenau. With 6 lithograph plates. Stuttgart: Ferdinand Enke, 1887. Chicago: Koelling, Klappenbach & Kenkel.
It is just twenty years since the first edition of this work was issued, and the appearance of the ninth edition now shows that it was not written in vain. For several years the book has been favorably known to and received by English reading medical men through translations. The very thorough revision to which the book was subjected two years ago by the author has precluded any very essential changes in the present edition. For the benefit of those who are not already acquainted with the work the following summary of its contents may be of interest: The general part consists of four chapters, which deal with "physiological and anatomical structure of the infantile organism," "general