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As in previous volumes, the selection of articles is excellent, covering subjects of current and permanent interest and written by authors who have established worldwide reputations in their fields. For the first time, contributors from foreign countries were selected, a policy which made it possible to draw from an even greater number of authorities. The choice of subjects, too, has somewhat changed from that for previous volumes, inasmuch as rare conditions, as described in the article by Freudenberg (Basel, Switzerland) on cystinosis and in the one by Siwe (Lund, Sweden) on reticuloendothelioses, are discussed. Although this is a desirable policy from the point of view of the pediatrician, who will be able to get up-to-date information with greatest thoroughness on subjects which otherwise require much searching in the literature with, as in the case of cystinosis, most of it in foreign writings, the general practitioner will rarely want to assume
Advances in Pediatrics.. AMA Am J Dis Child. 1951;81(3):463. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1951.02040030473015