November 1983

Pediatric Nutrition—Infant-Feeding Deficiencies, Diseases

Author Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics Arizona Health Sciences Center 1501 N Campbell Ave Tucson, AZ 85724


edited by Fima Lifshitz, 621 pp, New York, Marcel Dekker Inc, 1982.

Am J Dis Child. 1983;137(11):1134-1135. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1983.02140370090044

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This is volume 2 of a series on Clinical Disorders in Pediatric Nutrition, preceded by the volume on Carbohydrate Intolerance in Infancy. Both volumes are edited by Dr Fima Lifshitz. Once more, the editor has put together an excellent panel of scientists who write with style and erudition about their respective fields. This is a book of a high scientific caliber that follows a thoughtful design and provides the reader with a broad view of pediatric nutrition problems associated with dietary deficiencies or imbalances. This book is exceptional from the point of view that so many nutrition publications are commercial in their purpose and not scientific.

The book that Lifshitz has edited follows a rather unusual arrangement that starts with maternal-fetal nutrition and goes on to timely discussions and controversial aspects of infant nutrition throughout childhood. It ends with a well written chapter on necrotizing enterocolitis and its relation to