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March 23, 1957

Advances in Pediatrics. Volume IX

JAMA. 1957;163(12):1093. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970470091023

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In this volume, as in previous ones in this series, pediatric topics are comprehensively covered by experts. The seven subjects discussed in this volume are postmaturity, the gamma globulins, thyroid disorders in childhood, familial dysautonomia, use of fluoride compounds in prevention of dental caries, coagulation disorders in infancy and childhood, and celiac disease. An evaluation of recent contributions to the subject under discussion is included for each topic. The material is presented in such a manner as to give those unfamiliar with the subject an initial understanding and then to enable them to follow a detailed discussion. While the book is directed primarily toward pediatricians, all the clinical entities discussed would interest the general practitioner, and various specialists could also use the book as a reference. The abundant illustrations, figures, and tables add to the quality of the presentation. While basically a reference volume with an abundant bibliography, the book

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