As indicated on the front cover of the book, "The purpose of the Ross Pediatric Conferences is to assist in the correlation of the latest information derived from research on subjects of general interest in the practice of pediatrics, and to stimulate further research by an exchange of information and ideas."
Dr. Henry L. Barrett, the chairman of the conference, gathered together a group of persons well qualified to carry out the purpose of the conference, and, as a result, the transcript of the conference is a stimulating and up-to-date description of current practices.
The participants were persons who represented the fields of education, general practice, nursing, obstetrics, pediatrics, preventive medicine, psychiatry, psychology, and social work. Many are nationally known, and all served to present a variety of theories and procedures which merit serious consideration and can usefully be integrated into the practice of the general practitioner.
The discussion was