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This book follows closely the format and style of the first edition. It is larger, having been expanded from 436 pages to the present 541 pages, and includes several new sections; i.e., vertigo, fainting, headache, and recurrent vague abdominal pains. It has been brought up to date as shown by the inclusion of such diseases as maple sugar urine disease. The book's emphasis on the importance of physical diagnosis and psychosocial aspects of pediatrics is refreshing in this era of laboratory medicine.
The average physician will find this book to be particularly useful when he has patients with obscure symptoms, signs, or physical findings. At such times it furnishes a quick and easy means of finding what diseases go with the particular finding.
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