Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
The new edition of Principles and Practice of Pediatric
Infectious Diseases is palpable and timely testimony to the pleasures
of a good book. It is also an antidote to the oft-stated, toxic sentiment
that the electronic retrieval of information will replace paper publication.
This second edition, produced six years after the first, generally adheres
to the editors' goal of providing an authoritative reference primarily for
those who practice pediatric infectious diseases. It is comprehensive but
not encyclopedic. Refreshingly, most of the prior volume's foibles—shared
by numerous first editions—have been rectified.
Barton LL. Pediatric Infectious Diseases. JAMA. 2003;289(22):3016-3017. doi:10.1001/jama.289.22.3016