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From The CriticsReviewer: Michael Wasserman, MD(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This book is an encapsulated, clinically oriented summary of approximately 225 disease entities commonly diagnosed in pediatrics.
Purpose: Although not clearly defined, it appears that the book is to serve as a reminder, for "completeness sake," for the clinician in a children's practice setting. The book is concise, with no extra prose, so is an efficient, quick reference. Thus, it provides a help to the practitioner who desires a reference on common clinical diseases.
Audience: "It is appropriately aimed at medical students and residents. "
Features: The book lists the top 225 diseases (or disease states), and provides a two-page bullet point summary about how the clinician should approach the pediatric patient. It is clear and concise, allowing focus for the clinician.
Assessment: "Although the book is well done, it is primarily organized by disease rather than differential diagnosis. Thus, it is most helpful when one already has begun to consider a particular disease, rather than making it easy to cast a wider net of possible etiologies for certain presenting symptoms or laboratory results. "