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This is a collection of articles written by contributors who are known for their excellence in the fields they discuss. In no sense has the editor attempted to survey the entire subject of pediatrics. He has selected topics on the basis of recent advances or of present interest in the field. The chapter topics vary from a discussion of preventive pediatric services: recent trends in the United Kingdom, to hemolytic disease of the newborn. Some of the chapters present new information, and some contain better known information in a well-organized manner. Owing to the necessary brevity of the articles, several contributors discuss in chronological fashion the findings and publications that have marked progress. The bibliographies accompanying these chapters are excellent.
Because of the composition of the book and the limited number of subjects that are presented in detail, it is not a general reference or textbook. It would be of
Modern Trends in Paediatrics. JAMA. 1951;147(4):354. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670210066030