In the preface to this edition of the book formerly called "Pediatric Nursing," Miss Sellew states that she is presenting the material from the point of view of the well child, keeping in mind the fact that the nurse is not only interested in diseases of infancy and childhood but concerned with the child's total well-being and his physical and mental development. In view of this emphasis one wonders how complete a discussion of the normal development of children, with all its implications to those caring for children, could be included within a book of this scope.
In comparison with the previous edition, which has been a guide to pediatric nurses in the past, there are not many radical changes. As in the earlier book, the first part is devoted to practical considerations in caring for the newborn baby, the older infant and the growing child. The second part, including