In the past three years, three volumes on juvenile rheumatic diseases have been published. The first book was a multiauthor volume, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, edited by John J. Miller III (Littleton, Mass, PSG Publishing, 1979). The next book was Rheumatic Diseases in Childhood (London, Butterworth & Co, 1980) by Barbara Ansell of Tuplow, England. The most recent is a second edition of Brewer's book on juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, this time with two other editors in addition to other contributors from the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.
The Ansell volume is the most extensively illustrated with a section of colored plates that are valuable because they clearly help to display some of the rashes that accompany rheumatic diseases seen in children. The roentgenographic reproductions in this book are also superior to the other two volumes. This, of course, accounts for much of the high price commanded by this volume.