John Kissane has now given us a second edition of his encylopedic Pathology of Infancy and Childhood. The previous edition was written with the late Margaret Smith. His new edition has five younger contributors.—F.B. Askin, L.P. Dehner, R.G. Lynch, J. Nelson, and C. Witzleben—all of whom are or have been colleagues of his at Barnes Hospital, St Louis Children's, and Washington University. These latter contributors are responsible for seven of the 42 chapters of the book.
The new edition, in comparison to the first edition, is 150 pages longer, which is in part due to larger picture size and the addition of many new references that are admirably recent.
This is an excellent survey of the field. It judiciously covers the great majority of the body of knowledge, yet with the authors' experience brought to bear on controversial problems. There are a few omissions; for instance, in the discussion