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Book Reviews
August 1998

Manual of Pediatric Therapeutics

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6th ed, by John W. Graef, MD, 643 pp, with illus, $35.95, Philadelphia, Pa, Lippincott-Raven Publishers, 1997.

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1998;152(8):829. doi:10.1001/archpedi.152.8.829

This edition has 4 major sections: general principles in pediatric practice, acute/urgent care, a review of disorders by organ system, and a formulary.

The first section is a succinctly stated review of the principles of "well" care for neonates, children, and adolescents. Not only are the obvious features of such care noted (such as pertinent physical findings, immunizations needed, and anticipatory guidance by age), but also the most common management issues by age. I found this section helpful in its discussion of such issues as documentation, medical orders, advocacy, managed care, and referrals and consultations. The section on the dying patient is excellent.

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