Volume 8, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


The justification for this valuable, and in many respects unique, book is the fact that the majority of the world's children live in sub-tropical or tropical regions where death rates are high, where the knowledge of disease problems is limited, and where relatively little attention has been paid until recently to their solution. While the climate and ecology of tropical and sub-tropical regions serve to maintain and influence disease, the authors point out that tropical pediatric problems are essentially similar to those in temperate zones, but are modified and often augmented by poverty, ignorance, low economic and hygienic standards, and by cultural attitudes and practices which though sometimes beneficial or at least neutral in certain settings, are ofttimes undesirable. Thus this work in essence deals with diseases of children in technically underdeveloped areas.

In elucidating the problems of clinical diagnosis and of child care in tropical areas the two main authors are assisted by over seventy experts.


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