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August 1956

Advances in Pediatrics, Volume VIII.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1956;92(2):217. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1956.02060030211025

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This current volume maintains the excellent standard set by previous additions of "Advances in Pediatrics."

Of particular interest to this reviewer were Dr. Horace Hodes' article on the "Etiology of Infantile Diarrhea" and Dr. Margaret H. D. Smith's paper on "Subdural Lesions in Childhood, with Special Reference to Infectious Processes." Dr. Hodes brings the subject of infantile diarrhea up to date with a discussion of the relative roles of pathogenic Escherichia Coli, Group D Beta-Hemolytic Streptococci, and the viral agents.

Dr. Smith has brought together her own experience and the recent literature on the occurrence of subdural effusions following meningitis as well as other infectious processes. This is a most timely paper since it reemphasizes the necessity for doing subdural taps on infants whose recovery from meningitis is delayed as evidenced by persistent fever, convulsions, or abnormal neurological manifestations.

Other monographs in this issue are the following:

"Isosexual Precocity in

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