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September 20, 1995

Imaging Children

Author Affiliations

Our Lady's Childrens Hospital Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland

JAMA. 1995;274(11):919. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03530110083042

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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