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"Very comprehensive...Carries on the long tradition of excellence that has sustained it as a standard in its field for many years." (Journal of the American Board of Family Practice, review of 15th Edition). "Highly recommended." (JAMA, review of 16th Edition). The 17th Edition of this best-selling, classic text provides state-of-the-art coverage of all medical and surgical disorders in children. Readers will find complete, authoritative information on genetics, endocrinology, etiology, epidemiology, pathology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and prognosis. Several new contributors have been added, and the text has been revised and updated, including substantial revisions to sections on allergic disorders, the upper and lower respiratory tracts, neoplastic diseases and tumors, diabetes mellitus in children, neuromuscular disorders, behavioral and psychologic disorders, and the ear. This classic text has been enhanced with redrawn artwork, additional tables and boxes to highlight key points, and an enhanced two-color design.

• Includes completely revised sections on:

• Allergic disorders
• The upper respiratory tract
• The lower respiratory tract
• Neoplastic diseases and tumors
• Diabetes mellitus in children
• Neuromuscular disorders
• Behavioral and psychological disorders
• The ear

• Features enhanced and redrawn artwork for enhanced clarity, additional boxes and tables that highlight key points, and an enhanced 2-color design.
• Presents fresh perspectives from a wealth of new contributors.
• Offers completely updated and streamlined content from cover to cover.

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

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Daniel R. Bronfin, M.D.(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This comprehensive, authoritative textbook of pediatrics is generally considered the standard in the field. The previous edition was published in 2000.
Purpose: The authors strive to provide state-of-the-art information on the growth and development of normal and abnormal children, and the diseases of childhood and adolescence. The entire book been updated by expert contributors and the authors aim to be "comprehensive, concise, and reader friendly." The authors' objectives are met in this 17th edition of a classic textbook that serves as a gateway into the field of pediatrics.
Audience: This book is written for practitioners, housestaff, medical students, and others providing care to children. This book will be used extensively by pediatric specialists as well as those in other diverse fields.
Features: The table of contents of this book includes all of the major topics in the field of pediatrics, organized by system. It is refreshing to read material that is presented in a concise, traditional fashion focusing more on comprehensive text as opposed to scanty algorithms. The tables, diagrams, and photos are quite good. In addition, the authors successfully focus on the psychosocial aspects of pediatrics as well as organic disease.
Assessment: It is important to update the book with this new edition. Significant changes in therapeutics and updates on new morbidities are presented. I have found it to be the most readable and practically useful of the general pediatric textbooks. If only one pediatric educational resource can be chosen for a personal or institutional medical library, this should be the choice.
Journal of the American Medical Association
[T]he new edition of Nelson continues its tradition of excellence. It is highly recommended to all child health professionals and those in training.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721695563
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/30/2003
  • Edition description: Seventeenth
  • Edition number: 17
  • Pages: 2672
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.22 (h) x 3.16 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I The Field of Pediatrics 1
Pt. II Growth and Development 23
Pt. III Psychologic Disorders 67
Pt. IV Social Issues 113
Pt. V Children with Special Health Needs 133
Pt. VI Nutrition 153
Pt. VII Pathophysiology of Body Fluids and Fluid Therapy 191
Pt. VIII The Acutely III Child 253
Pt. IX Human Genetics 367
Pt. X Metabolic Diseases 397
Pt. XI The Fetus and the Neonatal Infant 519
Pt. XII Special Health Problems During Adolescence 641
Pt. XIII The Immunologic System and Disorders 681
Pt. XIV Allergic Disorders 743
Pt. XV Rheumatic Diseases of Childhood (Connective Tissue Diseases, Collagen Vascular Diseases) 793
Pt. XVI Infectious Diseases 835
Pt. XVII The Digestive System 1197
Pt. XVIII The Respiratory System 1357
Pt. XIX The Cardiovascular System 1475
Pt. XX Diseases of the Blood 1599
Pt. XXI Cancer and Benign Tumors 1679
Pt. XXII Nephrology 1731
Pt. XXIII Urologic Disorders in Infants and Children 1783
Pt. XXIV Gynecologic Problems of Childhood 1827
Pt. XXV The Endocrine System 1845
Pt. XXVI The Nervous System 1973
Pt. XXVII Neuromuscular Disorders 2053
Pt. XXVIII Disorders of the Eye 2083
Pt. XXIX The Ear 2127
Pt. XXX The Skin 2153
Pt. XXXI Bone and Joint Disorders 2251
Pt. XXXII Environmental Health Hazards 2349
Pt. XXXIII Laboratory Medicine, Drug Therapy, and Reference Tables 2393
Index 2507
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