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May 1967

Pulmonary Diseases and Anomalies of Infancy and Childhood.

Am J Dis Child. 1967;113(5):630. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1967.02090200162028

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This, the first book of its kind in English, is an extensive, if not exhaustive, catalogue of pulmonary diseases and systemic diseases with pulmonary manifestations in childhood and infancy. The diseases are categorized by etiology, site of main involvement, or sometimes by chronicity. A brief general discussion followed by a list of signs and symptoms, a list of differential diagnoses, and finally a brief review of therapy is given for each disease. More discussion and particularly critical evaluations of the symptoms and signs and of the differential diagnoses would have been useful additions, but perhaps would have too greatly increased the bulk of the book. The roentgenograms are numerous and often excellent. There are some minor errors in the book: for example, babies with the respiratory distress syndrome are said to have normal respirations after birth. The interesting Wilson-Mikity syndrome is dismissed as a manifestation in premature infants of idiopathic

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