by Anthony D. Milner and David Hull, 412 pp, with illus, $40, New York, Churchill Livingstone Inc, 1984.
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This text is assembled by two authors from Nottingham, England, as a quick reference source for hospital-based physicians. As they explain in the preface, the work is essentially an expanded version of their own guidelines developed for their residents in pediatrics. Topics are organized on a systems basis, and each chapter is broken down into a problem-oriented presentation. The "Airways and Lungs" chapter, for example, discusses the subject with subheadings of "acute stridor," "persistent stridor," "coughing-and-wheezing attacks," covering patients from 0 to 1 year, 1 to 5 years, and over 5 years of age. Disease description is given in very brief fashion consisting mainly of symptoms, some pathophysiology, and abbreviated management. More description is given of the common conditions encountered, with brief mention of less common conditions. The rare causes are given mainly in name only. There are many useful charts and tables. For example, an organized score sheet is
SAYRE JW. Hospital Paediatrics. Am J Dis Child. 1985;139(5):502. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1985.02140070076038