November 1962


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By Robert C. King, Ph.D. Price, $7.50. Pp. 347. Oxford University Press, 16-00 Pollitt Dr., Fair Lawn, N.J., 1962.

Am J Dis Child. 1962;104(5):588-591. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1962.02080030590016

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For the pediatrician frantically searching for risk rates of cleft palate inheritance or the chromosomal aberrations of Klinefelter's syndrome, this book is not recommended in any way, shape, or form. But for that physician who contemplates delving a little deeper into

Some few typographical errors (S.A.S.—p. 98—for anterior spinal artery) and unfamiliar spellings ("Karotitis?") detract little. The rather high price ($12) may detract more!—but is not surprising in view of the color plates.

All in all, the book has good organization and eye-appealing presentation of topics often unpalatable to the pediatrician.

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