Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
edited by Bradley P. Fuhrman and Jerry J. Zimmerman, 2nd ed, 1438 pp, with illus, $169, ISBN 0-8151-2536-4, St Louis, Mo, Mosby, 1998.
The new Pediatric Critical Care follows 6 years after the first edition, and it is well worth the wait. The editors note that the most obvious change is "the integration of molecular biology and cellular chemistry with physiology." Drs Fuhrman and Zimmerman are well known for their attention to detail, and this text is a clear product of their dedication. One minor irritant is found in the table of contents: "Sections" are printed in smaller type and not well demarcated (what were the publishers thinking, or, perhaps, not in this case?) making this much less user-friendly than the first edition.
Pediatric Critical CarePediatric Critical Care. JAMA. 1998;280(8):753-754. doi:10.1001/jama.280.8.753-JBK0826-4-1