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July 10, 1954

Pediatric Problems in Clinical Practice: Special Medical and Psychological Aspects.

JAMA. 1954;155(11):1019. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.03690290069034

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This book consists of 13 chapters written by specialists on various problems of childhood. The foreword is by Howard A. Rusk. It is interesting to note that the editor is not a physician, although the material is mainly medical in nature. The chapters cover the problems of the emotionally disturbed, the schizophrenic, and the mentally retarded child; the child with brain injury; the child with cerebral palsy; and the allergic, the cardiac, the diabetic, the epileptic, and the tuberculous child. In addition, there are two chapters of a general nature, one on the normal child and one on the sick child. The book also contains recommended reading for parents. The emphasis in most chapters is on the psychological phases of pediatrics. Some chapters, however, deal also with physical problems. As is the case in most books written by different authors, the style varies a great deal. Some chapters are written

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