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Book Reviews
April 1998

Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

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edited by Sarah S. Long, MD, Larry K. Pickering, MD, and Charles G. Prober, MD, 1821 pp, $225, ISBN 0-443-08943-4, New York, NY, Churchill Livingstone Inc, 1997.


Copyright 1998 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1998

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1998;152(4):413. doi:10.1001/archpedi.152.4.413

The authors state that this textbook " . . . is a definitive, comprehensive, authoritative, and practical resource for diagnosing and managing infectious diseases in children." I believe them.

The book, with 163 contributing authors, contains 310 chapters and is divided into 4 parts. (One more than Gaul, which probably had fewer infectious microorganisms to deal with.) Part 1 comprises the principles of preventing and controlling infectious diseases and the emergence of antibiotic resistance. Part 2 covers the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases by organ system or clinical syndrome. Part 3 focuses on pathogens, and part 4 involves laboratory tests and anti-infective agents.

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