Published on Behalf of the Practitioner. Edited by Alan A. Moncrieff, M.D., F.R.C.P., and W. A. R. Thomson. Price, 14s. Pp. 254. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, Ltd., 1947.
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In view of the growing tendency in England to give greater attention to the medical care of children in health as well as in sickness, and of the call for general practitioners to participate more actively in health services for children in the future, a number of authorities in England were asked to contribute chapters to provide for practitioners a book dealing with the problems of child health and the services required for children's care. This book attempts, first, to familiarize the practitioner with the organization and functions of various types of services for children and, second, to present the common problems with which the physician must deal in conducting these health services and the appropriate methods of doing so.
The book is of interest to American pediatricians because of the chapters concerning the organization of child welfare centers, preschool child clinics and school health services and the differences in
Child Health.. Am J Dis Child. 1948;75(3):482-483. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1948.02030020496016