Although this book was published in 1960, the meeting which forms its basis was held in March, 1958, as the Tenth Annual Symposium of the Section of Microbiology in joint meeting with the Section on Pediatrics of the New York Academy of Medicine. It is inevitable in a game moving with such lightning speed and sprinkled with numerous casualties of nomenclature and misconception that such a symposium publication might now have gaps. It is therefore pleasant and reassuring to report that the content is sound and highly authoritative; the contributors are clinicians and investigators of note and have evidently been able to update their contributions since the Symposium date.
The largest portions of this book are devoted to the enterovirus tribes and to the viruses of respiratory infection in children, with shorter sections on varicella, measles, hepatitis, and salivary gland virus. Among the chapters concerned with more fundamental considerations, the