The use of case presentations is a proven and popular means of revising for postgraduate examinations and this latest volume on paediatrics should prove a valuable addition to the candidate's booklist.
Designed primarily for medical graduates taking postgraduate examinations in paediatrics, the book comprises some sixty case histories with questions, followed by a list of ideal and alternative answers. Detailed marking schemes and discussion sections are also provided, as well as references for further reading. The format follows that of the 'grey cases' in the written section of the MRCP Part II and the Diploma in Child Health examinations. All the case histories are based on actual patients treated by the authors, although anonymity has been maintained. Professor Tim Eden, Professor of Paediatric Oncology and Clinical Director of Child Health at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London has contributed the Foreword. Although aimed primarily at the Membership candidate, this book should prove a useful purchase for candidates taking other examinations, as well as those interested in clinical and academic paediatrics. Graduates pursuing a career in general practice should also find this a worthwhile addition to their bookshelf.