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The New American Encyclopedia of Children's Health
     

The New American Encyclopedia of Children's Health

by Robert A. Hoekelman, David Baum, Nonie MacDonald
 

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With so many good books available in the field of children's health, it is curious that anyone would choose to import for the American market a book ``conceived, edited, designed and produced'' in England and of such poor quality. Layout, format, diagrams, drawings, and cross-referencing are often confusing or inconsistent. Entry length bears no relation to seriousness: encephalitis gets seven lines; flat feet, three paragraphs. Medical terms and names of medications are used but not defined. Language is sometimes unnecessarily sexist (he, him). Lyme disease is not included, a glaring omission at a time of growing national concern. Reference collections would be better served by Boston Children's Hospital's The New Child Health Encyclopedia ( LJ 11/15/87) or The American Medical Association Family Medical Guide (Random, 1987. rev. ed.). Not recommended.-- Kathleen L. Atwood, Pomfret Sch. Lib., Ct.

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ISBN-13:
9780452265233
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/1991
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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