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February 2, 1976

Pathology of Infancy and Childhood

Author Affiliations

Children's Hospital of Michigan Detroit

JAMA. 1976;235(5):542. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03260310054030

The first major pediatric pathology text appeared in 1913 in Europe, in Handbuch form. It had been preceded by the developmental pathologyteratology texts of Haller, Saint-Hilaire, Taruffi, and the incomparable Ballentyne, to mention but a few, wherein the authors limited their discussion to intrauterine and early extrauterine life. Since then, more general texts have been written by McGregor and Stowans, and tomes on special areas have issued from the pens of such experts as Seifert (pancreas and certain viral disorders); Potter (perinatal); Morison (perinatal); and works in part anatomical, written by pediatric specialists such as Keith et al, Nadas, Moss and Adams, and Royer. When, lately, the morbid anatomy of infants and children has been reluctantly accorded the semiserious status of a subspecialty, albeit one without such "imprimaturs" as "boards," publishers have sought for visible confirmation of their economic expectations. To date, the work of Kissane et al is the