April 1968

The Paediatric Prescriber.

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Third edition. By Pincus Gatzel, MB, BCH (Rand), MRCP (Edinburgh), DCH, MRCPS (Eng). Price, $4.50. Pp 181. F. A. Davis Company, 1914 Cherry St, Philadelphia 19103, 1966.

Am J Dis Child. 1968;115(4):513. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1968.02100010515024

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The Paediatric Prescriber purposes to provide a guide to drugs useful in the treatment of infants and children. It is, in fact, a handy reference covering a wide range of therapeutic problems encountered in allergy, blood, the cardiovascular, central nervous, respiratory, gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems, skin, and eye. Individual sections are devoted to poisons and antidotes, vitamins, antenatal and neonatal prescribing, and an appendix on preoperative medication, and weights and measures. A simple method for approximating drug dosages for the child based on his surface area is emphasized.

The Paediatric Prescriber will be found to be particularly useful as a ready pocket-sized reference source for the medical house officer in training and for the bag of the practitioner. It is not to be considered a substitute for the more complete reference books available on pediatric therapy.

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