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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

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.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Jeffery A. Wright, MD (University of Washington School of Medicine)
Description: This is the 16th Edition of one of the — if not the — most popular textbooks of pediatrics. New areas of content have been added, and some chapters have been updated. The chapters are written by some of the most respected and well-known leaders in pediatrics.
Purpose: The goal is to address the full spectrum of problems related to the health and welfare of children and youth in a comprehensive, concise, and reader friendly format.
Audience: The target audience includes practitioners, house staff, and medical students.
Features: More 2,000 pages of material are provided, including numerous clear figures, tables, and images. The table of contents and index are both well done, allowing rapid location of topics. Some information is available on nearly every disorder known in pediatrics. The number of topics limits the depth to which each is addressed, and as a result some of the rarest conditions are given page space equal to or more than some of the most common conditions. This creates a tension for readers who are interested in finding information on a rare topic but who also want more detail to help deal with variations on common conditions. The comprehensiveness of the textbook is in the breadth of topics covered, not the depth to which any is covered. The topics are presented in the usual textbook "expert opinion" summary of the literature. This leaves out the details on how to deal with the uncertainty and variety found in most clinical care. The tone is paternalistic. There is insufficient space to develop detailed analysis that would support an evidence-based approach to treatment, even in the most common conditions. There are references as recent as 1999, which speaks to the efficiency of the contributors, editors, and publisher to shorten the turnaround time from original publication of new knowledge to reference text.
Assessment: This text will, and should, remain readily available to all providing healthcare for children. With each new edition the areas of psychosocial and behavioral pediatrics have improved. Many conditions are updated; however, discussion of some conditions continues to lag behind current knowledge. As there is no "real time" textbook of pediatrics, this is the next best; and the editors call for future editions. If the short descriptions fail to answer the reader's questions, then a more comprehensive literature search or further reading of the references can follow. The wealth of information in this text is impressive, yet it may leave the reader wanting more.

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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