June 1983

Books in Brief

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University of Rochester Medical Center 601 Elmwood Ave Rochester, NY 14642

Am J Dis Child. 1983;137(6):607-608. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1983.02140320083030

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Core Textbook of Pediatrics, ed 2, by Robert Kay, Frank A. Oski, Lewis A. Barness (542 pp, $22.50, Hagerstown, Md, Harper & Row Publishers Inc, 1982). This book has been written especially for students taking their clerkship in pediatrics. It is designed to be used as a supplement to more basic textbooks. Thus, the material is highly condensed and organized in a problem-oriented manner so that a student could read quickly about anemia, fever, respiratory disease, etc. There are introductory chapters on history and physical examination, feeding, child development, and immunizations. Generous bibliographies are provided at the end of each chapter. A softcover edition keeps the price in an affordable range.

Urinary Tract Infections in Children, by Stanley Hellerstein (139 pp, $22.50, Chicago, Year Book Medical Publishers, 1982). This is a single-authored book written in a practical, clinically applicable style. The subject is covered in short and succinct chapters, each