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February 1962

Annual Review of Medicine.

Am J Dis Child. 1962;103(2):209. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1962.02080020215028

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Last year this reviewer directed readers' attention to this annual publication of medical reviews. This year's offering is equally attractive, providing, as it does, comprehensive and integrated—and dated—résumés of what has transpired for a variety of topics.

Pediatricians might find of particular interest Chanock and Johnson's material on respiratory viruses, Rubin's contribution on celiac sprue (beautifully illustrated with peroral suction biopsies), Cook's extract on neonatal respiratory problems, Winden's gleanings on psychometrics, or Simon and Rantz's review of untoward reactions to antimicrobial agents. Some of these chapters extend well beyond the pediatric years in their clinical orientation; other chapters—such as those on the myocardiopathies (Robin), iron metabolism (Beutler), and acquired tubular disorders (Relman and Levinsky)—might be visualized as ignoring any age barrier. This year's bonus for the pediatric inquirer is Schwichtenberg's chapter on the medical aspects of space flight. (Hopefully, however, it will have no immediate application to pediatric

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