This is an English book distributed in this country. Nicely printed and profusely illustrated, it is a cooperative effort in the field of pediatrics similar to those of Cecil, Musser and Conybeare in general medicine. The result is an excellent miniature encyclopedia of pediatrics, but, as in all of these group compilations, one misses the personality and point of view of a single outstanding master. A vast field is covered, and there is of course considerable duplication of what is adequately discussed in textbooks of internal medicine. Hence, some of the articles on important topics are too brief to be of great value, and at times too much space is given to rare and curious conditions. On the whole, the book seems adequate, but it does not rouse one's enthusiasm.