This is the second volume of a new two volume edition of this well known British textbook. The majority of the twenty-four contributors, all of whom are leaders in British pediatrics and its allied specialties, are associated with the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London.
Eleven chapters are devoted to thorough descriptions of the major diseases, grouped according to anatomic systems. In addition, there are seven chapters dealing with congenital mental defects, orthopedic surgery, urologic surgery, rheumatic fever, infectious diseases, venereal diseases and malignant conditions. Special sections are devoted to encephalography, electroencephalography, mental testing and congenital heart disease. The book is admirably illustrated and the material conveniently arranged. Each section is followed by a short list of references.
In general, this is a remarkably complete textbook for its size. In this respect, its scope lies between that of the average American pediatric textbook and Brennemann's system of pediatrics.