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March 21, 1980

The Whole Pediatrician Catalog: A Compendium of Clues to Diagnosis and Management

Author Affiliations

University of Nebraska Medical School Omaha

JAMA. 1980;243(11):1184. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03300370056034

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A note of caution—volume 2 of The Whole Pediatrician Catalog is not, repeat not, a remake and has a new author (Stockman) as well. But those who liked the first will not be disappointed in this sequel.

Retaining the flavor of the original, volume 2 is similarly organized, with a new chapter on the kidney added to the original 20. Browsing through this catalog one finds a delightful assortment of clinical tools. Selections are grouped attractively although not arranged ideally for reference. This problem is partially overcome by a complete index as well as bold headlines and readable charts and diagrams. Sections discuss most major systems, with the selectivity of a catalog not the thoroughness of a textbook, but, as a clue book rather than a core text, this book excels. To illustrate the range of volume 2, one section provides a complete list of causes of hypoglycemia in the