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The purpose of this annual review, in the words of the editor, is "to present as complete a picture of recent developments as possible... and to offer a balanced picture in which each discipline is afforded a fair representation." It is divided into four parts: basic science, neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry. The 67 contributors have accomplished a monumental task in presenting their material, and one can understand why the effort to offer as complete a picture as possible makes much of the book, in effect, an annotated bibliography.
The pediatrician will not find in this a book to read at the end of a busy day, but it is useful as a means of obtaining some idea of the recent developments in the fields represented, and one may select from the more than 2,800 references the papers which excite one's interest.
Progress in Neurology and Psychiatry: An Annual Review. Volume IV.. AMA Am J Dis Child. 1951;81(6):870. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1951.02040030884022