November 1968

Pathology of Infancy and Childhood.

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By John M. Kissane, MD, and Margaret G. Smith, MD. Price, $39.50. Pp 1082. The C. V. Mosby Co., 3207 Washington Blvd, St. Louis 63103, 1967.

Am J Dis Child. 1968;116(5):566-568. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1968.02100020570029

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The Pathology of Infancy and Childhood by Drs. John M. Kissane and Margaret G. Smith is a generally reliable text, attractively assembled, and beautifully illustrated. It is unquestionably superior to any other existing book on the subject. I believe that most pediatricians could find this to be a very useful addition to a personal library. Postgraduate students and general pathologist would also find it a useful adjunct.

Will the practicing pediatric pathologist find it useful? The answer to this question is a matter of attitude and was expressed in one review of the book I happened to see. This reviewer was unfavorably impressed by the fact that too much consideration was given to diseases common to adults but seldom or possibly never seen in childhood and many other items were better treated in standard texts of pathology. I do not personally agree. Any text has very limited usefulness. To anyone

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