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Mesenchymal Diseases in Childhood. Report of the Twenty-Second Ross Pediatric Research Conference.

Robert E. Hodges, M.D.
AMA Arch Intern Med. 1957;100(6):1021. doi:10.1001/archinte.1957.00260120165031.
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This small paper-bound volume reports papers presented at a symposium on mesenchymal disease in childhood, conducted under the auspices of the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Utah College of Medicine, in October, 1956. The participants were well chosen for their respective topics. Each of the topics is concise and presents a summation of the present state of knowledge together with working hypotheses of research in that field. The main topics are general considerations in mesenchymal diseases, biochemical and hematological alterations in mesenchymal diseases, hormonal alterations in mesenchymal diseases, and clinical aspects of mesenchymal diseases. Under each major heading there are from three to six subtopics which are well presented and which cover the subject concisely but adequately. The discussions on juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, on systemic lumpus erythematosus, and on renal diseases in children are of particular excellence. This small volume is highly recommended to those persons who are


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