With this issue, Pediatrics in Review (PIR) begins its 19th year of publication. Success, as measured by subscriptions, is evident—nearly 30,000 US subscribers (including pediatric residents, who receive the journal free of charge) and six foreign editions: Indian (in English), Spanish, Italian,Arab, Hungarian, and Polish. Negotiations also are underway for Portuguese and Chinese editions. These foreign editions amount to an additional 25,000 or so in circulation.

It is useful to remember that the driving forces behind PIR remain its relationship to the recertification process of the American Board of Pediatrics (who provide content specifications that will be the basis of the recertification examination) and the provision of cognitive bases for helping pediatricians remain competent to practice good child health care. It is gratifying that pediatricians taking the recertification examination list PIR as the source of information used most commonly when they take the examination. However, its acceptance by pediatricians not...

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