The authors who contribute to this book are distinguished scientists from America and Great Britain who propose to review the advances and lack of advances in certain fields essential to the further development of pediatrics.
In order to cover subjects in greater detail than was present in the first edition of this volume in 1945, the chapters are reduced to thirteen, covering circulatory changes at birth, hematology of infants, jaundice in the newborn, physical growth, hypothyroidism, spina bifida cystica, hydrocephalus of infancy, the nephrotic syndrome, tuberculosis, rheumatic fever, the deaf child, and pyogenic osteitis.
Each chapter reviews the recent advance of authors throughout the world with excellent references available in each field. The authors attempt to correlate the diversified findings and assemble them in a manner which clearly differentiates established facts from proposed hypothesis.
One who has not been able to keep abreast of current developments in the above-mentioned fields