Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
by Enid Gilbert-Barness and Lewis Barness, 930 pp, with illus, $279, ISBN 1-881299-11-2, Natick, Mass, Eaton Publishing, 2000.
This two-volume book is in its first edition and contains 27 chapters and eight appendixes. The entire text takes up less than 900 pages and is supplemented by numerous tables and figures. It is written not by a group of contributors with names and affiliations occupying several pages, but by only two consummate experts in metabolic diseases, whose combined practice experience in pediatrics and pediatric pathology rivals that of a large group of authors.
The book has an unsurpassed quantity and quality of figures, which can only be gathered piecemeal and systematically by somebody working in the field for many years. I was particularly glad to finally see illustrated a posterior embryotoxon in the eye of a patient with Alagille syndrome.
Metabolic DiseasesMetabolic Diseases: Foundations of Clinical Management, Genetics, and Pathology, vols 1 & 2. JAMA. 2001;285(13):1773. doi:10.1001/jama.285.13.1773-JBK0404-5-1