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Volume 13 of the Advances in Pediatrics continues the tradition of its predecessors—comprehensive reviews of timely subjects by authoritative authors. The six reports range from as immediately practical a topic as "Acute Bacterial Meningitis" to the more basic science and theoretical but fascinating review of "Progress Towards Transplantation of Tissues in Man." Although the geometric growth in medical knowledge has forced the authors into narrower and more technical reports in order to cover the topics in a scope and depth not available elsewhere, in each review an effort has been made to bring out those points applicable to patient care. To balance the work of comprehending such complex yet basic material is the refreshment of the forthright admission of areas where medical knowledge is lacking and, therefore, further research is needed. Typical of the caliber of the reports is that on "Ventricular Septal Defect: Progress of Past Decade," which by
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