Volume II. Edited by David A. Rytand, M.D. and William P. Creger, M.D., Associate Editor. Price, $7. Pp. 453. Annual Reviews, Inc., 231 Grant Ave., Palo Alto, Calif., 1960.
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Possibly too few physicians are aware of, much less well acquainted with, this particular series of publications. Designed to present up-to-date, concise, and comprehensive yet critical reviews of pertinent medical topics, it provides still another economical and time-saving roadway (if not a super-highway) to knowledge.
This particular volume contains 23 separate review articles. For pediatricians, those dealing with virus disease by Bang, the perinatal circulation by Stern and Lind, behavioral problems in the adolescent by Gallagher and Harris, and congenital enzyme defects by Gerrard and Marko will be of special interest. Yet, if he has the time, the pediatrician will be stimulated most by the "fringe benefit" articles. "Hormonal Control of Pigmentation" and "Biochemical Changes in the Dermatitides" are but two examples. For the person with a peripheral interest in kidney disease, at least five reviews will catch his fancy; one focusing on acute renal failure and another on the
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