This is the second edition of Clinical Pediatrics of the Oxford Medical Outline series. As the name signifies, it is a skeleton outline of various normal and pathologic conditions. At times the information is so vague and cursory as to make one wonder whether such a book is really necessary or worth while. Perhaps medical students, nurses and very busy practitioners may find it useful. However, books of this outline caliber do not seem to stimulate those that need it, so that they will undertake more thorough reading and study of various subjects. It is very easy reading, and the information made available is quite reliable.