May 1954

Diseases of Children.

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Edition 5, Vol. 1 and 2. By A. E. Garrod, F. E. Batten, H. Thurston, and D. Paterson. Edited by Alan Moncrieff and Philip Evans. Price, $21. Pp. 1973, with 690 illustrations. Williams & Wilkins Company, Mount Royal and Guilford Aves., Baltimore 2, 1953.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1954;87(5):655-656. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1954.02050090643022

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This is a textbook of pediatrics edited by Dr. Moncrieff and Dr. Evans, with 50 contributors, almost all of whom are from Great Britain. It is a fifth edition of the famous text formerly edited by Sir A. E. Garrod, Dr. Frederic E. Batten, Dr. Hugh Thurston, and Dr. Donald Paterson.

Many will recall that the fourth edition appeared in two volumes, each of which appeared at a different time. It is good that both volumes of the present edition are available simultaneously. Each volume contains approximately 1000 pages. The pages of the two volumes are numbered consecutively, and there is one index at the end of the second volume. The new edition includes some completely new sections on the causes of congenital malformations, growth and development, drug treatment, kwashiorkor, endocrine disorders, disorders of the teeth and jaws, the alimentary tract, and congenital heart disease.

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