2nd ed, by Victor C. Strasburger, MD and Robert T. Brown, MD, 514 pp, $59.95, ISBN-0-316-81875-5, Philadelphia, Pa, Lippincott-Raven Publishers, 1998.
Adolescent medicine, a board-certified subspecialty recognized by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Internal Medicine since 1994, is a small but growing field that needs pragmatic, up-to-date information for busy clinicians. The second edition of Strasburger and Brown's practical guide to adolescent medicine provides the reader with exactly what the title implies—a resource that rests somewhere between a superficial handbook and an exhaustive reference textbook, emphasizing a practical approach to the evaluation and treatment of common conditions affecting adolescents. Its intended audience includes pediatricians, family practitioners, internists, gynecologists, nurse practitioners, residents, and medical students.
Adolescent Medicine: A Practical Guide. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1999;153(3):314. doi: