For many years Dr. Lippman's book has been one of the few standard texts in child psychiatry. This new edition will certainly maintain its position, even in a field where there is now more competition.
Two important factors mark Dr. Lippman's writing. One is the understandable style, a comfortable reflection of his warm personality. The second is the breadth of his conceptual approach to his field. This latter aspect is notable in the new material concerned with reading disabilities, group therapy with children, and the psychotic child.
The problem of reading disabilities has been a serious and often difficult one for the pediatrician. More recently it has been complicated by a variety of poorly informed views on shifting educational methods. Dr. Lippman's approach to the problem and his sifting of the various suggested etiologies lend clarity and hope to the handling of an individual child. His case examples help define