Dr. Gellis has again done a superb job in the presentation of the current Year Book of Pediatrics. The material is presented in the same manner as in previous years, i. e., brief abstracts of articles pertinent to pediatrics from a great variety of journals are included and these are followed in many instances by appropriate editorial comments, either by the editor or by a recognized authority in the particular field under discussion. The articles abstracted are from journals received during the period from June, 1955, through May, 1956. The book is divided into sections as regards subject matter and the articles are grouped accordingly; examples of these divisions are The Premature and the Newborn, Nutrition and Metabolism, Infectious Disease and Immunity, etc.
The Year Book is a valuable contribution to pediatric literature in many ways. For those people who are unable to keep abreast of current literature this volume