The man who reviews a book, like the man who publishes the book concerned, never should attempt to predict the extent of the favor the book will attain. Both can be woefully wrong. Yet the excellence of Dr. Wolman's comprehensive volume on laboratory procedures important to the pediatrician is such that enthusiasm for it is hard to restrain. It is perhaps an understatement to say that Dr. Wolman's book will, or should, become the useful possession of every student or physician interested in the treatment of children. The volume may be of less importance to the clinical pathologist, but it will nonetheless help him in the interpretation of results of tests carried out among children.
The temerity of the author in attempting to cover the whole field of clinical pediatric pathology singlehandedly must be admired. Yet the very magnitude of such a task inevitably lessens the success of the end-result,