Many diseases that occur in adult life may be found in infancy and childhood in addition to those that are peculiar to this period of life. Knowledge in pulmonary diseases in childhood has grown rapidly in recent years. This excellent textbook has condensed this knowledge into easily readable language and carries the promise of becoming very popular.
The book is written for the clinician, roentgenologist, and medical student. An outline at the beginning of each chapter gives a classification of the conditions discussed therein under headings of cause, signs and symptoms, roentgenologic findings, differential diagnosis, and treatment. Expansion of physiology, biochemistry, and microscopic pathology is found in the excellent bibliography that follows each chapter. The material is organized into 15 chapters and permits grouping from several aspects: congenital, roentgenographic, accidents and trauma, and symptomatic. More recently described disease entities such as hyaline membrane disease, alveolar proteinosis, anomalous venous drainage, and