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This volume on infectious diseases is the first installment of a new edition of the Handbuch der Kinderheilkunde. The preface states that more than 440 writers will contribute to the whole handbook, which, despite efforts to limit the contributions, will consist of nine volumes. (Volume V alone has about 1,200 pages). Apparently the editors and publishers have had some doubts whether such a massive enterprise is still justifiable at a time when books are rapidly becoming obsolete. (Considerable weight will be added to these doubts if the price of these volumes is also taken into consideration.) Presumably as the result
Handbuch der Kinderheilkunde.. Ann Intern Med. 1964;60:1113–1114. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-60-6-1113
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