The outstanding editors and authors of Clinical Virology many of whom are authorities in the subject present a comprehensive volume in clinical aspects of viral diseases. The introduction to the basic characteristics of viruses is quite brief but well written and the author summarizes much information that has recently become available in this rapidly expanding field.
The book is divided into ten parts according to the body system in which the predominant manifestations of the disease present. In most chapters the authors give a complete description of clinical disease as well as discussion of laboratory diagnosis and pathophysiology followed by a section describing the virology, epidemiology, and prophylaxis. In most instances, the information is current, timely, and clinical descriptions are excellent.
Chapter 60 of Part X is of special interest to pediatricians. In this chapter, the author discusses the prenatal, transnatal, and postnatal viral diseases. This chapter contains information