vols 1 & 2, edited by Helen Carty, Francis Brunelle, Donald Shaw, and Brian Kendall, 2019 pp, $350, ISBN 0-443-04260-8, New York, NY, Churchill Livingstone, 1994.
This major new textbook of pediatric imaging breaks fresh ground in that it is a collaborative effort from some of the leading lights of the European subspecialty grouping, the European Society of Paediatric Radiology. Presented in two volumes, including a double index, it totals 2019 pages and weighs in at 7.5 kg. It is decidedly not intended for the pocket of the average white coat!
Set out in a conventional way, with a total of 13 chapters devoted to the various body systems, it is encyclopedic in coverage. This reviewer has been unable to think of a significant disease process that is not mentioned and well covered. The chapters dealing with the cardiac, hepatobiliary, orthopedic, and central nervous systems are particularly excellent in content. For a book with 30 individual authors, the style is commendably uniform and readable and a great tribute to the editors. There is great variability in
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