This is the first new textbook in many years in the field of pediatrics. The seventy-five contributors emphasize the application of modern pediatric knowledge. The editors state in the preface that medical science has outrun the art, and the book is an endeavor to further the practical side. It succeeds admirably in its aim.
The nineteen sections of the book are arranged in logical sequence. The first section, "General Considerations," is divided into chapters on physical and mental growth and development and a chapter on pediatric pathology, the first to be found in a pediatric text, is a good addition. This chapter should be read carefully and would benefit many pathologists who fail to give proper consideration to the typical variations seen in the young patient.
"Nutrition," a section in six chapters, begins with a chapter on the physiology of digestion. This is followed by chapters on nutritional requirements, breast