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April 26, 2000

PediatricsOski's Pediatrics

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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edited by Julia A. McMillan, Catherine D. DeAngelis, Ralph Feigin, and Joseph B. Warshaw, 3rd ed, 2446 pp, with illus, $100, ISBN 0-7817-1618-7, Philadelphia, Pa, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1999.

JAMA. 2000;283(16):2170-2171. doi:10.1001/jama.283.16.2170-JBK0426-4-1

Building on the success of the previous editions, the new, third edition of Oski's Pediatrics retains its high quality. As before, the list of contributors is impressive, and the writing is clear, succinct, and up-to-date.

Perhaps the most notable addition is the Rapid Access Guide. Topics covered in the guide are indexed on the inside front cover. In the guide itself, topics are concisely summarized, with each listing featuring definition, relevant etiologic information, clinical presentation, how to make the diagnosis, including diagnostic tests, and the appropriate therapy. The Rapid Access Guide represents the basic information that can help with clinical decisions and is the foundation of what students and residents need to know. At the end of each section in the guide, relevant chapters in the text with more extensive information are referenced. The Rapid Access Guide might be appealing as a stand-alone, pocket-sized, quick, reference source.

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