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May 8, 1996

Pediatric Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide

Author Affiliations

Hartford Hospital
Connecticut Children's Medical Center University of Connecticut School of Medicine Hartford

JAMA. 1996;275(18):1452. doi:10.1001/jama.1996.03530420080045

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This is the first edition of a medium-sized paperback text that is intended as a resource for practitioners of emergency care as well as the larger audience of physicians who intermittently encounter seriously ill or injured children. The book's design closely resembles that of Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, edited by Tintinalli et al, and published by the same American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)/ McGraw-Hill consortium (see accompanying review). Pediatric Emergency Medicine expands by many times the meager 107 pages devoted to pediatrics in the Tintinalli et al volume. The relationship between the two books is not stated, but they share a unified logo, color scheme, and cover layout.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine contains 125 chapters by authors ranging from medical students to eminent senior faculty within and outside pediatrics and emergency medicine. The chapters are organized into 21 sections, primarily organ-system-based, with a few covering broader issues, such