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The fifth volume of "Advances in Pediatrics" includes six monographs. The subjects are varied, including Bacterial Meningitis, by Alexander, Vitamin K Deficiency in Hemorrhagic Diseases of the New Born, Angiocardiographic Studies in Children, Iron Metabolism in Infants and Children, BCG Vaccination, by Wallgren, and the Nephrotic Syndrome.
All the subjects are discussed in great detail and obviously from authoritative viewpoints. Bibliographies are extensive. The volume forms an up-to-date and complete refresher course in each of the subjects covered. No one except a research worker would need to know more about these topics than is presented here. The book should be read by all physicians who work with children.