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 newest edition of this venerable, all-purpose pediatric textbook
appears, as usual, about 3 to 4 years after the last. Also, as usual, Nelson has grown: it is 200 pages longer and has a third
more contributors than the previous edition (325 compared with 244). The binding
is now plasticized and thus presumably is more resistant to accidents such
as spilled coffee! The second print color, used to highlight headings, graphs,
boxes, and illustrations, has been changed from a pleasant green to pale mauve.
Sissman NJ. Pediatrics. JAMA. 2004;291(9):1140-1141. doi:10.1001/jama.291.9.1140