February 1962

Pathology of the Fetus and the Infant.

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Second Edition. By Edith L. Potter, M.D. Price, $22. Pp. 670. Year Book Medical Publishers, Inc., 200 E. Illinois St., Chicago 11, 1961.

Am J Dis Child. 1962;103(2):205-206. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1962.02080020211022

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This is such an important work that its second edition deserved to be more than a dressed-up and, despite the author's announced intention, barely disguised reprinting of the first. The truth of this statement is not diminished by the fact that some new material has been added, especially since much of this material, such as the chapter on inborn errors of metabolism, the expanded chapter on blood, and other additions, some barely germane to the basic theme of the book, are not directly in the field of competence of the author. Such parts therefore lack the zest, the flavor, and the personal viewpoint which the writer's own experience imparts to the rest of the book and which made the original reading so stimulating. The scope of Dr. Potter's knowledge in the field of morphology and the related physiologic and clinical problems is so large that there was indeed no need

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