by Joyce Gryboski, 811 pp, 193 illus, $30, WB Saunders Co, 1975.
A great deal of information is packed into the 811 pages of this excellent book. It is liberally illustrated with 193 photographs and includes numerous, individual prototype clinical presentations, tables, and an extensive bibliography. The implication from the word "infant" in the title, suggests a predefined age-group limit on the subject matter. However, Dr Gryboski, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Yale University Medical School, has instead produced a book with wider applicability to pediatric gastroenterology. It may readily be utilized as an initial source for researching gastrointestinal problems in children of all ages, with the full confidence that there will be an adequate bibliography to begin a search on most subjects. Many of the illustrations and case reports of various diseases throughout the book are of older children.
A serious criticism may alternatively be made with respect to this anachronism, ie, that the title implies
DAVIDSON M. Gastrointestinal Problems In The Infant. Am J Dis Child. 1976;130(8):905-906. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1976.02120090115031