These reviews are published annually under the general editorship of Dr. David Rytand, Professor of Medicine at Stanford, with the pediatric point of view represented on the Editorial Committee by Dr. Rustin MacIntosh. Certain subjects are selected, and the outstanding persons in the field are asked to review them. For each particular subject, the reviewer does a general survey of the recent literature, with a thumbnail sketch of the reported findings and significant conclusions, and includes a really excellent bibliography.
The last chapter of the book is devoted to pediatrics, under the editorship of Dr. F. Howell Wright, of Chicago, who takes up the subjects of poliomyelitis, newborn infants, and endocrine disorders, among a few other things which were of particular interest to him. The chapter on pediatrics, however, is by no means the only one of considerable interest to pediatricians; many chapters stand out: The chapter on adrenocortical hormones