Eleventh edition. By Emmett Holt, M.D., and John Howland, M.D.; revised by L. Emmett Holt Jr., M.D., and Rustin McIntosh, M.D. Price, $10.00. Pp. 1,421, with 262 illustrations. New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, Inc., 1940.
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This book, which even in previous editions was a fine text on diseases of children, has been brought up to date. It has been largely rewritten and indubitably retains its place as one of the finest books in the field.
In accord with the growth of the field of pediatrics and the consequent impossibility for single authors to cover authoritatively all developments, Dr. Holt and Dr. McIntosh have adopted the method of symposium writing under their editorship. This edition is still the work of the editors of the previous ones, but they have had the collaboration of a large number of contributors who have special knowledge of single diseases or of particular phases of the broad field of pediatrics.
Dr. Holt and Dr. McIntosh have admirably edited their collaborators' contributions. They have succeeded in making the writing evenly paced. While keeping the advantages of the collaborators' accumulated knowledge, which is
Diseases of Infancy and Childhood.. Am J Dis Child. 1941;61(1):203. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1941.02000070212016