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October 1969

Child Care in Health and Disease

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Nashville, Tenn


Symposium to Commemorate the Dedication of the Silvain and Arma Wyler Children's Hospital and the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Mental Retardation Research Center, Aug 29 to Sept 2, 1966, the University of Chicago. Edited by Albert Dorfman, PhD, MD, assisted by Mrs. Nina Thorp. Price, $17.50. Pp 390, with 84 illustrations. Year Book Medical Publishers, Inc., 35 E Wacker Dr, Chicago 60601, 1968.

Am J Dis Child. 1969;118(4):673-674. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1969.02100040675034

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Knowing, as this reviewer did, that this volume contained papers presented at a symposium held on the occasion of a dedication of a new children's hospital and research center for mental retardation (a conference which he was unable to attend), he was prepared to gain in one volume information concerned only with learning problems. To my pleasant surprise, this assumption was far too restrictive. It is a remarkable volume which with excellent editorship brings together a great many interests affecting the child, particularly pointing the direction in which research in child life is rapidly developing. To best illustrate this point I was so impressed as to how the information contained in the volume cut through the entire pediatric department that I gave it department circulation. This allows me to apologize for the delay in giving this review. It interested all the other members of the department so much that it

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