In the introduction of the book, Dr. Gregory Fritz presents a historical perspective of the field of pediatric psychosomatic medicine. For readers who have devoted their lives to pediatric consultation-liaison psychiatry, his reflections of how far the field has come in the past 30 years provide a poignant beginning to this review of the current state of the field. The book is divided into four portions. Part I deals with broad issues related to pediatric psychosomatic medicine, including legal and forensic concerns. Part II is organized by "referral questions," which provide an interesting look into the process of effectively dealing with the problems with which pediatricians most often want help. Part III is titled Specialties and Subspecialties and addresses clinical issues that are relevant to caring for children with a wide range of pediatric illnesses. The final section is devoted to treatment and is divided into four categories: psychotherapy, family interventions, psychopharmacology, and preparation for procedures. While all four parts have real value, I found that my favorite section was the review of the specific pediatric illnesses. These chapters are written from the perspectives of truly expert child and adolescent liaison psychiatrists.