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December 12, 1966

Pulmonary Diseases and Anomalies of Infancy and Childhood: Their Diagnosis and Treatment

Author Affiliations

Kansas City, Kan

JAMA. 1966;198(11):1226. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03110240134059

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A book which deals exclusively with pulmonary disease in children is long overdue. In the present volume the authors have prepared an encyclopedic text which reflects their extensive clinical experience. The stated aim was to provide a clinical source of information for pediatricians, roentgenologists, and medical students. No attempt was made to cover the physiology, biochemistry, or pathology of pulmonary disease.

There are 15 chapters. The first, little more than an introduction, describes the normal lung. The next four concern malformations and anomalies of the lung and related structures. The final chapter describes diagnostic procedures for pulmonary disease in infancy and childhood, while the others deal with various diseases and conditions in which pulmonary involvement may be primary or secondary. A skeletal outline preceding each chapter is useful for quick information retrieval. The chapter dealing with useful diagnostic techniques for pulmonary disease is well written. The illustrations and radio-grams are