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Treatise on the Diseases of Infancy and Childhood.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(14):688. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430660040017.
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For more than a quarter of a century Smith's diseases of children has been a standard book of reference, and a text-book. In advanced age, and with ripened judgment, the distinguished author has revised the book, and this eighth edition the reader will find quite up to date. Dr. Smith has always been a safe counselor and a conservative one. This characteristic is as apparent now as in the early editions. In regard to the Roux antitoxin treatment of diphtheria, after mentioning the established remedies, he says: "The remedies which we have mentioned are in my opinion the most efficacious and safest of those which pharmacy has heretofore furnished, but a new remedy, known as 'antitoxin,' has been so highly extolled by many eminent physicians as a remedy for diphtheria, that this new remedy demands attention if not employment, wherever this fatal malady occurs." The author then quotes at length


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