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February 1959

Modern Problems in Pediatrics

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1959;97(2):251-252. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1959.02070010253023

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This collection of review articles represents a laudable effort on the part of its judicious editors, Hottinger, Hauser, and Berger. They obtained the cooperation of authors prominent in their respective fields to present short, concise, informative papers.

These contributions are concerned with immunohematology and inborn errors of metabolism. Each paper is followed by a wealth of pertinent bibliography. Most articles are of superior quality. Impressive are the paper by Dausset on the immunohematology of leukocytes, Berger's thorough discussion of chronic amino-acidurias, and Schreier's review of the inborn errors of phenylalanine metabolism. Cori summarizes the clinical and biochemical differences in four types of glycogen-deposition disease; Holzer, the present status of galactosemia. Zöllner appears to follow very closely in the steps of his former teacher, Thannhauser, in reviewing disorders of fat metabolism and is at least equally thorough.

Of great interest are the articles by Bickel on Wilson's disease, Burke on oxalosis,

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