Once in a while a volume comes to hand and provides an unusual wealth of up-to-date information in a well-written form. This 15th volume on progress in medical virology is such a book. The articles are topical reviews that completely survey a variety of virological subjects and place them in perspective, without expending too many pages in technological detail except where necessary to understand the interpretation of cultural and serological data.
The first group of articles covers problems of neonatology. Blattner, Williamson, and Heys discuss the role of viruses in the etiology of congenital malformations; Gear and Measrock present the spectrum of coxsackievirus infections of the newborn; Lerner and Wilson analyze the problem of virus myocardiopathy; Plummer offers a survey of cytomegaloviruses of man and animals; Ward discusses the viruses of the respiratory tract. Each of these articles covers the clinical, laboratory, epidemiological, and pathological aspects of their subjects, with