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Books, Journals, New Media
May 23/30, 2001

PediatricsPrimary Pediatric Care

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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by Robert A. Hoekelman, Henry M. Adam, Nicholas M. Nelson, and Modena Hoover Wilson, 4th ed, 2199 pp, with illus, $110, ISBN 0-323-00831-3, St Louis, Mo, Mosby, 2001.

JAMA. 2001;285(20):2652. doi:10.1001/jama.285.20.2652-JBK0523-6-1

This excellent, comprehensive text has a new face and a wealth of information about pediatrics and adolescent medicine. It continues to demonstrate why it should be a staple in any student's, pediatrician's, or allied pediatric practitioner's library, even in this multimedia age.

The basic information it contains includes everything from coverage of the initial pediatric examination to excellent discussions of disease processes and differential diagnoses. Some sections may seem old news to practicing pediatricians, but the readable discussions of managed care and health care delivery are instructive for students planning to enter the profession who might wish to learn about various issues in practice. The basics of pediatric examination and communication with patients and parents are most informative for students learning the art of medicine and also contain some gems for experienced practitioners still learning how to work with difficult or special needs patients.

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