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Overview

Illustrated Textbook of Pediatrics 2/e covers the core curriculum for undergraduate teaching of clinical paediatrics. The second edition retains the innovative, full-color design of the first, incorporating numerous color photographs, diagrams, illustrated case histories and clinical hints & tips highlighted by a 'smiley face' icon. The writing style is succinct, with bullet-point lists used to facilitate reading and learning, and the content is pared down to cover what students really need to know . There is one new chapter on The Child in Society covering general issues in child health in developed and developing countries. All the system-based chapters have been thoroughly revised and coverage of ethics, evidence-based medicine and developmental pediatrics has been expanded.

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

James A. Stockman III
This introductory textbook of pediatrics is unique in its presentation, organization, graphics, and design. It has been written to provide a concise and highly condensed synopsis of core information related to the more common diagnostic and management problems of children. Intentionally, basic physiology is not included in order to emphasize only clinically relevant material. Given the enormous scope of current information related to pediatrics, this goal of condensation is a worthy one and one that is accomplished well. The textbook is largely intended for medical students. Certainly those in nursing and other disciplines will also find the work extremely helpful. The authors suggest that postgraduate physicians may find the work suitable when preparing for examinations. The latter audience, however, will more likely find the material too basic for this purpose. The authors are creditable authorities. Many of the chapters are written by well-known subspecialists. The unique features of this work include its illustrations. It is literally filled with high-quality tables, figures, and color photographs. The text itself is presented in lecture note style using bullets and short sentences. Unfortunately, the tables are presented with a graduated background shading, which makes the bottom of all of the tables a bit difficult to read. Otherwise, the illustrations are of unusually high quality. The table of contents and index are well done, and the suggested reading list after each chapter has been carefully selected and is timely. The overall appearance of the book, which is in soft cover, is of a high quality. Excellent paper stock has been used, which allows for superiorreproduction of the graphics. This is an excellent addition to the numerous existing works intended to present a concise overall view of pediatrics at the introductory level. What makes it worthy in this regard are the precise use of space and the unique presentation in terms of graphic materials. Medical school pediatric clerkship directors should carefully examine this book for its potential inclusion in medical student curricular reading. It would nicely complement current study guide requirements.
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Reviewer:James A. Stockman III, MD (American Board of Pediatrics)
Description:This introductory textbook of pediatrics is unique in its presentation, organization, graphics, and design.
Purpose:It has been written to provide a concise and highly condensed synopsis of core information related to the more common diagnostic and management problems of children. Intentionally, basic physiology is not included in order to emphasize only clinically relevant material. Given the enormous scope of current information related to pediatrics, this goal of condensation is a worthy one and one that is accomplished well.
Audience:The textbook is largely intended for medical students. Certainly those in nursing and other disciplines will also find the work extremely helpful. The authors suggest that postgraduate physicians may find the work suitable when preparing for examinations. The latter audience, however, will more likely find the material too basic for this purpose. The authors are creditable authorities. Many of the chapters are written by well-known subspecialists.
Features:The unique features of this work include its illustrations. It is literally filled with high-quality tables, figures, and color photographs. The text itself is presented in lecture note style using bullets and short sentences. Unfortunately, the tables are presented with a graduated background shading, which makes the bottom of all of the tables a bit difficult to read. Otherwise, the illustrations are of unusually high quality. The table of contents and index are well done, and the suggested reading list after each chapter has been carefully selected andis timely. The overall appearance of the book, which is in soft cover, is of a high quality. Excellent paper stock has been used, which allows for superior reproduction of the graphics.
Assessment:This is an excellent addition to the numerous existing works intended to present a concise overall view of pediatrics at the introductory level. What makes it worthy in this regard are the precise use of space and the unique presentation in terms of graphic materials. Medical school pediatric clerkship directors should carefully examine this book for its potential inclusion in medical student curricular reading. It would nicely complement current study guide requirements.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780723416579
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 330

Table of Contents

1 The child in society 1
2 History and examination 9
3 Child development, hearing and vision 21
4 Care of the sick child 39
5 Paediatric emergencies 53
6 Environment 69
7 Genetics 83
8 Perinatal medicine 99
9 Neonatal medicine 119
10 Growth and puberty 139
11 Nutrition 155
12 Gastroenterology 169
13 Infection and immunity 187
14 Respiratory disorders 215
15 Cardiac disorders 233
16 Kidney and urinary tract 253
17 Genitalia 271
18 Liver disorders 277
19 Malignant disease 285
20 Haematological disorders 297
21 Emotions and behaviour 313
22 Skin 329
23 Endocrine and metabolic disorders 337
24 Bones and joints 353
25 Neurological disorders 365
26 The child with special needs 385
Appendix 395
Index 401
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