Edited by Donald Paterson and John Ferguson McCreary. Price, $14.00. Pp. 654, with numerous illustrations. J. B. Lippincott Company, 227-231 S. 6th St., Philadelphia 5, 1956.
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This volume is a general textbook of pediatrics designed primarily as a reference book for the practicing physician. The editors and collaboraters represent the outstanding pediatricians of Canada. Almost all phases of pediatrics are included, but, by design, emphasis is placed on the common disorders of everyday practice, with very little discussion of the conditions encountered more rarely. In general the material is presented in a very straightforward and easily readable manner, and its value is further abetted by the inclusion of excellent photographic material and other illustrative material in the form of sketches, charts, and tables. Included also as an appendix are useful tables of drugs, diets, etc.
If one is interested in a complete discussion of the more unusual diseases, this book will fail to supply the necessary information; on the other hand, the included bibliographies are quite adequate. The place of this book in pediatric literature seems
Pediatrics.. AMA Am J Dis Child. 1957;94(3):356. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1957.04030040142029