The title does not do justice to the breadth of the material covered in this volume. As one would expect, much space is given to preventive pediatrics and obstetrics, but the author goes beyond these in providing an abundance of useful information and statistics about normal growth and development, health problems, and health supervision in childhood. Dr. Wallace is qualified to write such a book, for she has a wide experience as pediatrician, public health administrator, and teacher.
The author's primary concern is to describe past, present, and future public health programs for children and mothers who are not cared for by a family physician. In doing this Dr. Wallace goes into necessary detail about trends, scope, and practical management of these services. Also, in accomplishing the basic purpose, she has taken on the task of describing health supervision of normal and handicapped children, and it is this aspect of the book which will especially appeal to the practicing physician.