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Books, Journals, New Media
June 16, 2004

Pediatric Infectious Disease

Author Affiliations

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.

JAMA. 2004;291(23):2873. doi:10.1001/jama.291.23.2873-a

The 11th edition of Krugman's Infectious Diseases of Children is a testimony to the pleasures of long-term relationships and a worthy model of generally excellent medical writing. For more than 30 years, this reviewer has charted the progress of pediatric infectious diseases using this textbook as an invaluable compass.

The current edition continues to present a synthesis of the natural history, diagnosis, and treatment of the major infections afflicting children. However, the scope has been expanded to provide a more global perspective than previously. New chapters on cholera, dengue, malaria, and helminthic infections have been added; the chapter on smallpox has been updated and expanded; and a brief discussion of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is provided as an appendix.

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