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Advances in Pediatrics.

Am J Dis Child. 1960;100(3):456. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1960.04020040458023.
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Like its predecessors, Volume XI of this series maintains the record of outstanding achievement. Appearing at approximately yearly intervals, each volume seeks to review various clinical conditions in far more than a superficial manner. Certain articles have become classics in their respective fields; several candidates for such an honor are to be found in this particular volume. And, as usual, all are well written and possess valuable bibliographies.

Lest the reader be misled, none of the contents are to be treated lightly or breezed through in the expectation of a harvest of only practical points. Yet many clinical nuggets are to be found. Of course, a familiarity with basic physiology and biochemistry helps speed the reader through, but most details are more than adequately covered so that minor gaps on the reader's part don't impede his comprehension.

It's difficult to choose the single outstanding review. Cooke, Barrie, and Avery bite


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