Dr. Karelitz' handbook of children's (and other) diseases appeared originally on another list in 1956 and has been considerably updated. Necessarily. In the opening section he covers various aspects--allergies, viruses, fevers (and how to take a temperature), immunization, hygiene and so forth. Later sections deal with the common diseases, respiratory, intestinal, mouth and eyes, skin, venereal, and those which attack the nervous system. Dr. Karelitz is cautious to be sure (have your birds tested--psittacosis), medically reliable, although one wonders why he sees fit to have a section on syphilis and gonorrhea while omitting, say, nephritis or leukemia. The material is handled at the very simple level of definition, treatment, and further questions and answers. Supplementary at best, to direct the uninformed anxious parent toward washing his hands rather than wringing them.