Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
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edited by Arthur Garson, Jr, J. Timothy Bricker, David J. Fisher, and Steven R. Neish, 2nd ed, 2959 pp, with illus, $299, ISBN 0683-03417-0, Baltimore, Md, Williams & Wilkins, 1998.
Pediatric cardiologists have witnessed tremendous gains in our understanding of the etiologies of congenital and acquired heart diseases. Equally prodigious have been the advances in diagnosing these diseases. Combined with improved surgical and postsurgical care, this expanding knowledge has vastly improved the outlook for most children with heart disease. This textbook exults in these recent advances and puts them on show for the reader.
When released 8 years ago, the first edition was favorably received and joined Moss and Adams'Heart Disease in Infants, Children, and Adolescents as the authoritative "must-have" books in the field. Two of the original editors have been retained, joined by two new editors, and have dedicated the text to the third original editor. Together they have managed to continue the excellence of the first edition. The preface correctly and succinctly reviews their successful endeavor: "the book chapters meet the promise expected from the title of providing up-to-date discussions of the science of cardiac and vascular development and comprehensive clinical discussions of each of the important pediatric cardiovascular abnormalities."
Pediatric CardiologyThe Science and Practice of Pediatric Cardiology, vols 1 & 2. JAMA. 1999;281(4):387-388. doi:10.1001/jama.281.4.387-JBK0127-4-1