November 1982

Paediatric Pathology

Author Affiliations

Department of Pediatric Pathology Case Western Reserve University 2085 Adelbert Rd Cleveland, OH 44106


edited by Colin L. Berry, 697 pp, with illus, $82.50, Berlin, Springer-Verlag, 1981.

Am J Dis Child. 1982;136(11):1031. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1982.03970470075027

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This first-edition British work is the only textbook of general pediatric pathology to be published since John Kissane's Pathology of Infancy and Childhood nearly a decade ago. As stated in the introduction, it was written to be read, rather than to be used as a reference book. Despite its 697 pages, the book has met its goal of readability because of skillful editing and a facile essaylike-writing style throughout.

Each of 12 contributing pathologists provides an authoritative overview of his or her field, dwelling on those points of current practical importance. All chapters are lavishly illustrated with the high-quality photographs and diagrams characteristic of Springer-Verlag publications. All of the sections are generously referenced with up-to-date sources. The lung chapter, for instance, lists more than 600 references. This feature particularly enhances a book, such as this, which purports to be an abbreviated textbook. Readability and brevity are preserved; yet, the reader

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