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January 1964

The Pathology of the Tumours of Children.

Am J Dis Child. 1964;107(1):109. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1964.02080060111025

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This attractive little volume is the second in a series of Pathological Monographs, edited in Great Britain by Sir Roy Cameron and G. Payling Wright. Rupert Willis, by virtue of lifelong interest and broad experience both in neoplastic disease and in problems of development, is uniquely qualified to discuss the subject of pediatric oncology. The format follows that of his larger work on The Pathology of Tumours, with numerous subheadings in each discussion, interspersed with some 200 brief case reports and a large number of superb photomicrographs. The result is eminently readable and pleasing to the eye. The chief defect in this book is its brevity. Of 195 text pages, approximately 45 are taken up by photomicrographs. Since an attempt is made to cover all the neoplasms occurring in childhood years, the discussions of many tumors leave much to be desired. The physician, whether clinician or pathologist, who turns to

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