This book on childhood infectious diseases has been accorded a well-deserved popularity since the first edition was published six years ago. The concise descriptions and the clarity of the figures and illustrations make this a remarkably useful text for the student and the practitioner. Pertinent references are generously used and their appearance at the end of each chapter increases the value of the book. In addition, the reader benefits from the wide clinical experience of the authors as well as their impressive contributions to the study of viral hepatitis and rubella, and in the area of immunization against poliomyelitis and measles.
The number of recent developments, particularly in the field of virology, has necessitated a considerable revision since the second edition was published in 1960. The greatest expansion is in those sections dealing with the etiology and pathogenesis of acute respiratory disease, rubella, and cytomegalovirus infection. Current recommendations in regard