by Michael E. Cohen, MD, and Patricia K. Duffner, MD, 346 pp, with illus, $29.95, ISBN 0-7817-2931-9, Philadelphia, Pa, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2003.
This book does a great job of cramming a large amount of information about little patients into a book meant for little pockets. Aimed primarily at neurology and pediatric residents, this book hits its mark. It fits comfortably into a clinic coat pocket without being bulky, and the binding and printing are high quality. The cover of mine is beginning to curl after some use, but this is typical for all pocket references. The interior has easy-to-read figures, tables, and illustrations. The appendixes have useful charts and lists of developmental milestones, testing devices, and growth curves. Most of the text follows an outlined, bulleted format. This allows quick referencing but may be less desirable for people who prefer paragraph-style prose.
Maxwell S. Weiner and Levitt's Pediatric Neurology. Arch Neurol. 2004;61(5):807-808. doi:10.1001/archneur.61.5.807-b