As the title implies, this volume constitutes a review of the major contributions to the field of pediatrics during the year prior to its publication. The editors have executed the difficult task of choosing their subject matter in a manner which admirably covers an abundant literature. However, the reviewer is of the opinion that inclusion of "Growth and Development" as one of twenty main sections would have been desirable, because of the fundamental importance of these subjects to all pediatricians.
The reader is stimulated to critical appraisal in his reading by the frequent appearance of succinct editorial comment following the discussion of individual papers.
References are made to source material throughout, though, for obvious reasons, more complete bibliographies do not appear. Any student of pediatrics can gainfully review and refresh his knowledge of the pediatric literature between the covers of this book and have suggested to him numerous new technics