The author states the raison d' etre of this little volume is to group together a number of practical points pertaining to various disturbances of childhood which have come under the direct observation of the writer. It is not advanced with the idea of completeness, nor to take the place of the various larger works; it is rather to supplement them, as it contains many excellent and practical suggestions that will be looked for in vain in more ambitious treatises. The work bears abundant evidence that it was written by one enthusiastic in his subject, and almost wholly from the standpoint of personal observation. Whatever has been gleaned from other writers has been sublimed in the crucible of experience, and received the stamp of the writer's originality and and experience.
In a book bristling with good points, it would be perhaps invidious to single out some for special mention, but